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.

8 comments:

2paw said...

Dear Sharon, Congratualtions, what lovely news!! I think Haley has a mass of 3.9 kg!! I am glad everyone is well!!

Cathy said...

Congratulations aunty.

I checked little missys clinic book ans 8lb 10oz is 3912g.

that's a good weight for a new bub. Not too heavy and not too light as they say.

Cathy

Rachael said...

Congratulations Aunty Shazza! Glad your sister and bub are well! Happy "neice" shopping too

Michelle said...

Congrats!! This is good news and what a great way to start off the week!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so happy for you and your sister - what wonderful news on a Monday morning. Does your sister live close to you ? I'm sure you will provide all the love in the world to them both - you'll be the best Auty a girl could want.

Happy shopping.

Love
SP xxx

kittensmittens said...

Congratulations! That is great news.

Suzi said...

A big congratulations to your sister! And to you. You sound to be a proud Aunty. IS Aunty Sharon goign to whip up a creation for the new neice?

Suzi.

Katt said...

Congratulations to your sister! And congrats to you! She sure was a biggun!

Katt