Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A is for Auntie...

And that's what I'm going to B.

My sister- and brother-in-law found out this week that their son Edwin is going to be a big brother! Diana's posted the news on her blog and on Facebook, so I figure it's safe for me to post about it.

I love being an Aunt, so I'm excited to add a new kid to my collection of nieces and nephews. Right now I have two of each, so this one is going to tip the scales in terms of gender distribution.

I love being an Aunt. The best part is definitely the love. There's nothing better than having kids run at the door and jumping into my arms when I visit. Or that they always have to give me a hug before you leave. I love wrestling and tickling and making them laugh until they can hardly breath. I love watching a movie and they come over and want to sit on my lap. I love that they always ask to sleep over at my house every time I see them. I love taking them to special places like Monkey Joes or Playworks. And I love having to make special seating arrangements because they all want to sit by their Auntie.

I remember being in the delivery room when my niece Amanda was born. Besides the doctors, it was just Becky, Steven, me and Amanda. I got to hold her when she was minutes, if not seconds, old. It still ranks among the top of my best life experiences.

Really, the only bad part is that I can't be in two places at once. My sister's kids live here in Minneapolis. Dave sisters' kids live in North Carolina, so I only get to see them a couple of times a year. But through blogs, email and phone, we make the most of what we got. And those times that we get to see them are always special times.

I can't wait to meet this little guy (yes, I think it's a boy b/c that's how I keep referring to it). He's so lucky to have the best Aunt and Uncle in the world!!!!


  1. You mean 'he' is lucky to have the best auntieS (plural, Jen, plural)..haha

  2. Haha. It's my blog I get to write what I want!!

    I was wondering if you were going to catch that!

  3. Now now ladies...there's enough love to go around :)

    So you think it's a "he" huh? It certainly would make things easier on the clothing budget...

    Love you!!

  4. I like your perspective of being an aunt. I did not have the pleasure of being an aunt before being a mother, it is a bit different. I love being Auntie Gigi and talking to the nephews and knowing that I get to cuddle and snuggle with them, yet turn them over to mom and dad if cranky or tired. Of course I also love being a mom and taking care of my own kids even when cranky and tired. I think the best is now being able to share motherhood with a sister in law (so far only 1) and being able to be both mommy and auntie. Some day...Jenny :)


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