Monday, February 19, 2007

Auntie x 4

The newest niece. Less than 12 hours old. Oh my. All these little girls. And it is very dangerous for me to cuddle a warm little bundle in the grey days of February. It makes me revisit the decision and nobody can think straight when under the influence of new baby smell. The husband gets particularly intoxicated. Ironic since the day before he was listing the positives (for us) about deciding not to have children. Twenty minutes of a newborn snuggle-bunny batting her clear blue unfocused eyes and its all out the door. What a pushover.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely little baby!
I came to ask if your ice was melted, but guess it must be since you had company.

5:36 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...


...less than 12 hours old, and I wonder how many people have been able to seen her face across the www...what an amazing world we live in...

Congratulations auntie! And congrats also to the mom and dad!

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm here for you if you start to slip a little. ;)

10:19 AM  
Blogger wurwolf said...

Very cute. Congratulations, auntie!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

What Liz said. Be strong. ;-)

1:01 PM  
Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

Quick, go find a challenging 2 year old or 16 year old! Nice thing about nieces & nephews is you get to borrow them now and then.

Congratulations all around, though!

2:03 AM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

The roads are clear, but there is still ice. walking through the yard is challenging. You stand on top for a little bit and then go crashing through. Makes my teeth hurt. Come on Spring!!!

The antidote is my 14 year old neice. Very effective. I love her dearly, but lately everything is "gay, lame, or totally sucks". I look at the little baby and fast forward 14 years in my head and see her sulking in a chair telling me she is bored and everything sucks and instantly tiny baby's powers are thwarted.

9:53 AM  
Blogger El said...

Congrats Auntie M!

We made the wholly unpopular choice of having only one child, not a squadron of them. You should hear the cajoling we get about having another. Yet when we see little babies, we think the opposite of what you do: Thank JAH that is over!

But I do seriously wonder about our daughter at 14. I was quite a terror then. I am hoping the solution is private schools: it will get her out of the icky peer pressure she'd get in regular middle school. Or that's the thought, at least (check back in 11 years).

2:41 PM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

Private school or no, I think 14 is a tough age for any kid and you'll just have to soldier on through it. I actually try and make her laugh by imitating her, pushing my hair into my eyes and crossing my arms over my chest and slouching over....and man does that piss her off even more. But then she laughs in spite of herself.

I wonder why one child is an unpopular choice?

4:18 PM  
Blogger EFB said...

Congrats! How cute she is.

4:29 PM  

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