So my brother and sister-in-law are expecting their first child. When they first told my family that they were expecting, we kind of looked at them like they were joking. My brother can be a big joker, so if you knew my brother you would totally understand. They told us they were expecting at our family Christmas in December. I was shocked and had to pinch myself to make sure I was not dreaming or anything. Now that it is really starting to sink in, it is becoming more believable that my older brother is going to be a dad. At first, it was hard for me to comprehend because I was still stuck seeing my brother as who he was when we were growing up. But now, I could not be more excited that they are expecting their first child.
My sister’s youngest son had his 6th birthday party last weekend. There I found out that they had moved the due date of my future niece or nephew to August 19th, my birthday, from their previous August 5th date. I really got excited about that. I mean it is completely doubtful that this little bundle of joy would be born on my birthday (it could happen), but I am just excited that I may have someone to celebrate a birthday with in August. Right there I think makes our bond awesome already. Haha. May be getting ahead of myself a little with that.
So yesterday, they had a doctor’s appointment and an ultra sound where they were able to determine the sex of this little bundle of joy. Well come to find out, the due date got pushed back by a day. So now the bundle of joy’s due date is August 20th. So maybe he or she will be born on my birthday. 😉 I mean I will be his or her’s favorite aunt after all. Hard to believe my sister-in-law is precisely half way through her pregnancy already.
My brother and sister-in-law called me yesterday to tell me whether I was going to be having a niece or a nephew. I already had this assumption that they would have a boy (but really hoping for a girl) since I figured it would be the opposite of what I wanted. Plus, they had agreed on a boy name already and could not decide on a girl name. Well…. are you ready to figure out what they are having? They are having a GIRL!!!!!! This soon-to-be aunt is super excited! Don’t get me wrong, I would love this baby if it were a boy or a girl equally. But it is just super exciting that I will finally have a niece! My older sister has two boys and she is not planning on having any more children. Therefore, it is exciting to have my first niece in August. This little girl will be spoiled to no end by both families.
To my soon-to-be niece, you are going to have so many people wrapped around your little fingers. I am excited to see my brother, your dad, fall in love with his little girl. You are going to have two older boy cousins who will be very protective of their little girl cousin. And your grandmother, my mom, cried with joy when your mommy and daddy told her she is having a granddaughter. You are going to steal the hearts of so many when you arrive. So many of us cannot wait to meet you! We all love you so much already. I hope to be an aunt that you can count on to be your best friend and role model. Maybe one day when God brings a man who may become your future uncle into my life one day, that you will be the flower girl in the wedding.
Little girl, see you in August!