Sunday, May 2, 2010

I have a NEPHEW!!!

I am so blessed to be very close to both of my brothers and their fabulous wives. We have the most precious niece, M, whom we all love very much. Her big, blonde curls and contagious laugh make her the object of all of our affection. She and Hurricane are best buddies and their 7 month age difference is bridged quite easily. They are the best of friends whenever they are together! The hardest part of being so far away is not being near our family on either side. The day to day interactions are greatly missed, though we enjoy our times together on trips home.
Imagine our delight when our first nephew (on my side) was born on Friday night! The little prince was born to my youngest brother and his wife. He is just perfect!!! The pictures they have sent us show another perfect baby. It was all I could do not to abandon my family and hop on a plane the minute I heard she was going to be induced. It was even harder to stay back when I found out they were going to do a c-section. When the first pictures arrived by email last night, our whole family sat around and cooed and cried at his precious little face. What a sweetheart!
Since the prince was born 2 weeks early, it made it more difficult to leave as DH must have help with our 5 children and our helper is not available this week. Therefore, I will wait with my hands tied until the date when my tickets were booked. It'll be here soon and I hope Mama and Baby will need even more help then. This weekend we have been rejoicing over the birth of yet another miracle. Thank you, Lord!!!

13 comments:

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

How exciting...I have always felt like we were missing something by not having nieces or nephews. Our kids are the omlyngrandchildren on both sides of the family...and VERY spoiled as you might imagine!

Kim said...

Congratulations!
Nothing is sweeter than watching our kids play w/ their cousins!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

sevenalstons said...

Congratulations! That is so sweet. You'll be there holding that precious baby before you know it :)

Suburban Princess said...

Congratulations!!

Imjustagirl said...

So excitting!! I totally understand wanting to hop on a plane. I find it so hard with my nieces and brother and sil living so far away!! Enjoy that sweet baby!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

My nieces/nephew are like my grandchildren to me! I know you can't wait to get your hands on him!

Beth Dunn said...

YEAH! Congrats, I just got a new niece myself. xoxo
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Mom on the Run said...

How exciting...I have lots of nieces and nephews, and the oldest is a daddy, so we have a grand nephew. Fun having a little one around again, although I'm not quite ready to be a grandma yet (and all my kids know it!)

It is fun to have cousins who are close in age.

JMW said...

Congrats! What a wonderful event to celebrate!

Sherrie said...

Congrats on your nephew. How exciting!

pink green & southern said...

The happiest days are the days babies are born!

Mrs. Bogarde said...

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails! Love little boys!

Virginia said...

Hooray for the latest member of the Y crew!! This little boy is going to have fun keeping up with his big cousins. Send pics when you get a chance!
xoxo-
virginia