My sister became a mother. Since she lives in NYC, I wasn't able to be at the hospital when my niece was born... this just killed me. Being married to a doctor gives a person WAAAAY too much information. And I was worried, not that there was a reason to be necessarily but, a lot of the women I know have had tough deliveries this year, too tough. And I wasn't going to be there in case Julie needed me.
Luckily, everything went great and Jared and I were able to make a trip to The Big Apple just one week later. Oh, how I love that city. Every time I am there I just know my Nana is looking down on me smiling. And I finally got to meet Miss Madison Lily McDougall born August 5, 2010.
Now if you know me, you know I am not what you would call a "baby" person. Actually, they totally freak me out. I don't have that supposed natural female desire to hold kids. I do better when they can talk and when I'm not worried about breaking them. I can't imagine being a mom myself until far, far into my future.
But with each little addition to our extended family, I am getting more comfortable. Thinking maybe I could do that... one day. But for now it sure helps that I just LOVE being an Auntie. I now have 3 nephews and 3 nieces and I love them to pieces!
Smiling in my arms... maybe dreaming about "touchdown Hokies!"
Uncle Jared already has multitasking down... NCAA and baby time all in one.
Julie is the happiest I have ever seen her... and I couldn't be happier for her and Jason. My cup runneth over.