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Eli Manning Is ‘Enjoying Every Moment’ of Fatherhood

06/13/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Eli Manning Oral B March of Dimes Power of Dad
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Eli Manning has gone from growing up in a house full of boys to being a real ladies man.

Not only is the New York Giants quarterback dad to daughters Lucy Thomas, who celebrates her first birthday Tuesday, and Ava Frances, 3, but wife Abby‘s extended family is full of women — leaving Manning surrounded on all sides.

“My wife has two sisters, then her mom comes and then it’s six on one,” Manning, 33, told reporters at the Oral-B and March of Dimes Power of Dad event on Wednesday.

Despite being outnumbered, Manning truly enjoys it and looks forward to being spoiled by his girls on Father’s Day. While he’s not sure what to expect, he is sure Abby has something up her sleeve.

“Now that Ava’s 3, I’m getting it a little bit,” he says. “My wife recorded something the other day of her saying, ‘Happy Father’s Day, Daddy. I love you.’ It’s fun to have those moments.”

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Eli Manning Welcomes Daughter Lucy Thomas

07/04/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Eli Manning Welcomes Daughter Lucy Thomas
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It’s a win for the girls team!

Quarterback Eli Manning and his wife Abby have welcomed their second child, the New York Giants confirm.

Lucy Thomas Manning arrived on Monday, June 17, the team announced on its Twitter account.

The couple’s newest daughter joins big sister Ava Frances, 2. The pregnancy was confirmed in March.

With Manning, 32, admitting in the past that he’s head over heels for Ava, the dad of two daughters is now officially outnumbered.

“The first time that you see your daughter, and every day just wanting to be around her and telling her that you love her,” the football star has said.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Liz McNeil

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