On a new generation

December 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm (Thoughts)

My brother is having a baby.

Okay…well, his wife, Heather, is actually the one who will be doing all the work but nonetheless THEY are having a baby.

It is uncanny to think of my brother, the one that is only a year, two months and ten days older than me…the one who gave me nuggies and to this day pokes me relentlessly….the only brother I have….will be a father.

Heather, my sister-in-law, is now about 6 months along and last time I saw her she was getting the cutest round tummy! Drew is beaming and is terribly excited, though he tried to hide it.

That being said, it is hard living so far away. While two point five hours doesn’t seem like a long way, when you have a nephew (yes, it’s a boy!) on the way, it seems like millions of miles.

I know we will be there to enjoy him on special occasions but what about random afternoons?

I want to be close with them, to come over, babysit for mommy-daddy date night and most of all, to get experience for my own little one (which won’t be for a while).

I don’t know what it will look like to be an Aunt but I know I am excited and I can’t wait to meet little Jackson!

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1 Comment

  1. Lisl said,

    I know the feeling! My little nephew is thousands of miles away in South Africa and I miss him soooo much. But it’s the most amazing feeling to be an aunt. Enjoy every single minute!

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