Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Weekend X :: the new arrival

Part of me finds it fascinating that my last post was all about waiting for a baby to arrive and this very weekend was about welcoming one. But when I wrote my memories for Flashback Friday, I didn't link the two at all.

We were heading southward for a weekend conference and coming within two hours of my sister and brother-in-law's home. My sister was nine months pregnant -- but we are mature and we learn from experience and, since the last baby (otherwise known as The World's Cutest Niece) came a full two weeks after her due date, we weren't expecting any miracles. We only thought it would be a rather cool thing if baby burst into the world while we were somewhat within driving distance.

Well, I am here to tell you that Rather Cool Things do happen.

At five a.m. on the very morning of baby's due date, we got a call from my sister. "It's happening!" And at five p.m. that afternoon, I held my new nephew -- my nephew! -- in my arms when he was just three hours old. It was pretty super.

Now, my sister and her hubby are somewhat internet-shy so I can't post pictures here, but I can tell you some things:

1. His name is Mitchell and he is all-boy already.
2. He weighed the same as his big sister at birth but is actually shorter. It's muscle.
3. He's a wiggle-woo who loves to look at the world and make eye contact (what can I say? Genius springs to mind).
4. His mama is a superwoman.
5. His dad is proudness personified.
6. His big sister (world'scutestniece) is head over heels in love in a way that melts this delirious aunty's heart.

Little ones = super.



Amanda -- I'm so glad you enjoyed it :). I think this post should answer your other questions!

Arny -- Yes, I have a blog. Tada!

Simplythis -- thanks, Ruth. xox

Staish -- I wish I could remember more. Life is pretty adventurous with a family like mine!

Caitlin -- thank you for your congratulations!! Stay tuned for pictures in my next letter :).

Tegan -- haha!! You are so gracious to bestow the title of World's Cutest Nephew until you have one of your own to fight for the crown ;).

Abbie -- alas! I am so sorry to disappoint :D. Hopefully these details fill in a few of the blanks for you :). love!


  1. Congratulations. I'm so excited for you.

  2. Congratulations!! Please send our love and well-wishes to the happy family.

  3. Thank you! It did fill in all the little bits I didn't know already - new babies are so wonderful aren't they?!:-)

  4. congrats on now having a nephew! yay for you. can you e-mail me a pic?? :)

  5. Okay...I'm here commenting late, but congrats on becoming an Aunty for the second time!!

    ---Oh, and on a totally different note, I just LOVE the way you write! :-)

  6. Oops.The computer blew up before I had finished. The above comment was from me. Celeste :)



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