It was an absolute pleasure to meet you last night.
Your Mum told me she’d try to hold on until I got back from my trip, but you came out to join the world while I was still away. That’s OK though – she’d waited a long, long time for you, with far too much heartbreak along the way.
And now that you’re here, I just wanted to tell you that you have the best parents a little girl could wish for. They can’t wait to take you home so you can start life as a family. (I’m sorry you had to see your Dad’s cheesy Star Wars themed birth video on only your second day in the world, but I suppose it’s just as well; you’re going to have to get used to it. Content yourself with the knowledge that you already have more hair than him).
Speaking of family: beyond your parents and your furry siblings, you have a huge extended family of friends and relatives who are very excited that you’re finally here. You’ll be seeing a lot of us! I will be your babysitter and your diaper changer, your Auntie and your friend, and I’ve already signed up to go on your first outings to the aquarium and Science World.
So much fun lies ahead! I can’t wait to get to know you.
All my love,
Awwwwwwww. Auntie Cath E! :).Lovely post. She's a lucky girl (and you are a lucky aunt).
Oh wow, she is beautiful! Congratulations to mom and auntie
Aww! Congratulations, and have fun being an auntie!
Ah, I see. You get to play mum, and some sleep at night.Well done!
Thanks all!Bob, I have discovered the perfect combination: cats for me, babies for my friends.BTW I should have said that I am only a pseudo-auntie, not a blood relative or direct in-law!
no such thing as pseudo auntie! all that is required is to love the little one.
Oh, and I do! I'm 96% sure that she didn't intentionally give me the evil eye and pummel my boobs, after all.
oh no she did pummel your boob intentionally. Give me MILK Damn it. Is what she was thinking!
It looked more like random flailing – she did it about once every 15 minutes, arms AND legs! No wonder my friend's belly was moving around so much for the last month…
All babies grab at boobies on purpose!And she looks beautiful, and you look very comfortable as her auntie, Cath.
You are aware of the type of comments from friends and relatives to which you are exposing yourself by publishing these pictures, aren't you ?
Bean-Mom, this was the first ever exception to my not-holding-babies-until-they-can-support-their-own-necks rule!Massimo, you don't think I was daft enough to send these photos to my parents, do you?! (They don't read my blog). Most other people have stopped bugging me by now! And the parents of this baby have been told that if they start saying "oh, you should have one you know", all offers of baby sitting and food will mysteriously disappear.
Most other people have stopped bugging me by nowLucky you… we are not exactly in our prime and still get that every once in a while, believe it or not !
I think it's one those things that comes in waves!
Wonderful Auntie Cath!I am hoping to become a multiple aunt coming winter. Somehow all of my friends and relatives seem to have the same timing … And I will be using your method. No babysitting when I hear "Why don't you also …"
Another baby boom! I have 2 more friends due in November!I think it's a fair deal – babysitting in exchange for leaving me the f*** alone!
I am sure you will be a fun auntie 🙂
I will do my best! Morgan needs to keep up her end of the bargain too though, so far she's done little other than blink at me.