My sister Vic and Equation Boy/Man had a new baby this week! We went to see her on her birth day and both Nat and I got to snuggle a bit with her. I even changed a diaper - as good Uncles should do. This is my fourth niece and I have three nephews. My folks now have eight grandkids! EIGHT!
I know Vic and Marc are thrilled, but secretly (or not so secretly) Nat and I are probably equally excited that they had a girl. With the Babe being only 3 months old, she'll be right on pace with her cousin who lives down the block (literally!). Two girls will grow to be a lot closer besties than a boy and a girl would.
If we're (Nat and I) excited, you can imagine that the new baby's older sister is equally thrilled. In fact, we had to arm-wrestle the baby out of her hands because she wanted to hold her so much. She's going to be a great big sister.
When I was holding their new baby yesterday, my mind raced back to the day the Babe was born. I had a hard time remembering her being so small. They say that they do "grow up fast", but looking back on the last 3 months, I can attest that the statement is true. The Babe is like a tank compared to the newborn. A wonderful, beautiful, smiling tank.
Congrats, Vic and Marc. She's a beaut!