Monday, January 4, 2010

One Proud Auntie!!!

Today has been a great day! I have been lookin forward to January 4th for months. Today is the day I became an aunt for the 3rd time! Being an aunt is one of my favorite things - I love my niece's more than anything and there is nothing I wouldn't do for them. My sister-in-law experienced 2 miscarriages in the last year and that was really tough for them and for all of us. Fortunately she has had a great pregnancy and we were all anxiously anticipating the birth of baby #3!!!

I kept my niece's for the night. My goal was to keep them up as late as possible last night. The c-section was scheduled for 7:30 in the morning but they knew that mommy and daddy had to be at the hospital by 5:30 so that was when they wanted to be up. (but there was no way I was going to allow that to happen) Unfortunately with the swine flu going around the hospital is not allowing visitors and so we were going to skype with a webcam from the hospital.

So last night we took them out for blizzards (they asked for them and so who am I to say no!) and then we watched a movie and ate popcorn. They went right to sleep at 11:00 last night and I had to wake them up at 7:00 this morning so my plan worked :)

We got them all bathed and dressed and then we waited! They got to talk to mommy on the webcam and watch them get all ready to go to the OR. After mommy left they kept waiting. They did not know that it would take a few more hours before hearing about their baby.

Jillian fell back asleep while waiting. She played for a while but sleep eventually took over. They were so excited to find out if they were getting a brother or sister!!!

Around 10:00 we got the news we had been waiting for! and ...............IT WAS A BOY!!!
Baby John (or Johnny) was born at 8:07 AM weighing 8 lbs 1 ounce and 20" long. He is beautiful!!

We were wondering who he would look like, we think he looks a lot like his big sister Jezzie!

Such a cutie! I can't wait to get to hold him!!!

After getting him bathed and cleaned up they sent us a few more pictures. He was enjoying his nice warm sunlamp. With 2 energetic sisters lets hope he is a content little guy!

Daddy already has Texas Longhorn booties on his boy!!

What a special and great day! I am amazed at how I can fall so in love instantly with my niece's and now nephew! Being an aunt is great :)


Maria D. said...

What a sweetheart! I am really lovin' the babies right now.