Saturday, December 26, 2009

An Official Change of Status

I'm an AUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No longer just a sister but a real live Auntie. As I was walking down the street with Salsa Boy I got a phone call from my Mom that my sister in law had gone into labor. Salsa Boy looked a little distressed until he pieced together that the shrieking and jumping up and down was from good news and that in fact, no one had died or blown up the house. I told my mother that she was absolutely to call me the second SHE got the call that the baby had been born, regardless of the hour in Korea. 5:11am I got the call, Jakob had finally arrived in the world! The advent of crackberries (the Blackberry) is truly amazing. The family got frequent updates on the progress, since she was in labor for EONS or rather 14.5 hours.

I tried to fall back to sleep, I really did. However, I've never been an Aunt before (obviously) and every time I thought about drifting off the adrenaline would kick in and my brain would sort of do a mental happy dance and go 'You're an AUNT, Joshie is a fricken DAD, Mom and Dad are GRANDPARENTS.' Then I started thinking about how crazy it must feel to be a great-grandparent and well my brain goes on tangents. The only bittersweet thing is that Jakob will be nearly a year old before I get to hold him. I honestly laid in bed considering my finances but I really can't afford to jet off to the States last minute. At least babies don't form real memories at that stage.

Here is a picture of Mister Jakob, less than 10 minutes old.How cute is he???!!!!!!!!!!!! At this point he is less than 2 hours old and there are already demands from the grandparents for more pictures. What would people do without camera phones???

Dearest Jakob,
Welcome to the world. You are loved and cherished!
Auntie Alex


Melissa said...

congrats aunt alex!!!!

Alex said...

Thanks Mel!!!!!!!!!

Nancy K said...

This is such a nice post Alex!

Lisette M said...

Congratulations Auntie Alex! I became an aunt six months ago, my brother took his own sweet time (my oldest is 15 years older than his little cousin!)

Josh said...

YAY auntie alex!!!!!!

Rachel S said...

We were at the movies, and just read your post. Then, listened to my voice mail, and heard Josh telling me about the birth! Wow!

Alex said...

Thanks everyone!

kanishk said...

Congratulations Auntie Alex!

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