Monday, July 18, 2005
I'm An Auntie
I was going to do a post today about my new project but that will have to wait as my head is up in the clouds and not likely to come down for a while. Yes as the title suggests my little sis. had her baby, this is the first niece or nephew on my side of the family, I have 9 on DHs side. My sister is 16 years younger than me and has had a lot of problems with her female 'bits' she was told a couple of years ago that she was heading for a hysterectomy and the chances of having children were pretty slim. So as my mother had similar problems and as such only had 2 children, 16 years apart, I had resigned myself to the fact that it was probably not going to happen and that I would have to make do with my in-law nieces and nephews, whom I love to bits and that would be ok for me but very sad for my sister. Anyway a miracle happened, she conceived, and so in the early hours of Saturday morning gave birth to a healthy little girl, Haley Marlene, 8lb 10oz. don't quite know what that is in kgs. My sister is 22yo and unfortunaltely 4 1/2 years ago we lost our beautiful mother to cancer at 59, her name was Marlene, so I hope to be some sort of surrogate mother/grandmother to these two girls but I know that I will never come close to replacing Mum but I will give it my best and give them all the love and care only a mother can give. Phoebe had wanted me to go to the birth but unfortunately I was in Hobart for the weekend, Haley arrived 10 days early, but I think that was probably a blessing for I don't know if I could have coped with it as it was a long, painful labour and I am an emotional person and probably would have blubbered all through it and been no help at all to my sister. So that is all for now I am off to go shopping for my new niece and I will post about my new project later.