Thursday, May 22, 2008

So... am I an Uncle or an Aunt?

When ever someone's going to have a baby in the family - this is the question we ask - meaning is it a boy or a girl.
In our family, there is an abundance of boys.
Until Tuesday, I had 16 nephews and 4 nieces
(For the record, I am blessed to have a son and a daughter. When I had my second - my daughter - several people said something to me I had never heard before. Maybe you have? They said "now you have the perfect family" - meaning a boy and a girl)
On Tuesday my sister was scheduled to have her 3rd child by c-section. My mom and I were anxiously awaiting a call from Arizona all day Tuesday. We are worriers I guess. My sister is not exactly a kid and I can't help but worry - its major surgery right? And she is my baby sister. Of course I told my mother "don't worry - she'll be fine" but secretly I was a little on edge all day.
My sister has 2 adorable boys who I just adore. And while another boy would be welcome of course - deep down I think we all want a little girl. Someone who is like us. Do you think? I do.
So am I an Uncle or an Aunt?
Here's the card I made for my sister and brother-in-law (dontcha love the suspense?!)

When my sister called I was surprised to hear her voice. (I was expecting my brother-in-law) I asked her how she was - she sounded tired. Then I asked her the question and when she told me I yelled SHUT UP! and then I yelled it again. Then I started to cry. A lot. I know she called herself because she wanted to hear my reaction when she told me I am an Aunt.
So there you have it. I have a brandy new niece. My oldest nephew will be 32 this year and now I have this little niece. My oldest niece is getting married in 6 weeks from Saturday.
Isn't life something?
Have a great day!


Babsarella said...

SCORE!!! What a wonderful addition to your wonderful family. Now you can go hog wild with lots of frilly, girly fun fun!!! CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Auntie!!

Will said...

That's just wonderful. There's something about a baby that rejuvenates and livens up a family! Congratulations...not to get your hands on that sweet baby and kiss it! to kiss newborn babies right on the temple, I call it the sugar spot. #2 says, "don't get my tchugar da da!" But I get it anyway!

One last thing: my hands-down favorite baby thing is when they discover their hand for the first time, "WHAT'S THIS? I can...I can control THIS! I have POWER!!"

June Houck said...

Oh, I have tears in my eyes from this lovely blog entry.

Congratulations, Aunt Tracy! (Uncle Tracy doesn't sound as sweet.)

And you know what? I LOVE that card! Is it 3x6? I love the pink and brown, the paper (or is it stamped?) Doesn't's perfect!

lauren said...

CONGRATS, auntie!!!!!!!! lucky you getting to buy frilly pink dresses...and make princess castle cards...and hear all about dora the explorer's adventures...or whatever the new cool "niece stuff" will be in the next few years!!!

(lovely card, btw!)

Leslie Hanna said...

I had to think for a second, but you know what? You would be an Aunt no matter what because YOU are a girl. You would be an Aunt to a boy or a girl baby. I know, I know, I am probably missing the whole point, here, but it had to be said. Now I am going to go have some coffee.

Donna Layton said...

Oh she had a girl. Makes me cry too. I would LOVE to have a girl, but certainly not enough to actually have another baby. Perish the thought.
I'm glad everything is okay. C-sections are definitely major surgery and G's not exactly a spring chicken...hope she doesn't read this:)

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cindy said...

Congratulations honey! And great card.