I’m an aunt (for the first time)!

August 25, 2011

After 76 hours of labor, an earthquake and a c-section, my niece finally arrived at 2:04 am today. Welcome to the world, Avery! Congrats to my brother Cameron & sister-in-law Jes!

I can’t believe Jes was in labor for 3 days!?!  I’ve never even heard of that.  I was worried about the baby, but thankfully mom and baby are both doing great after quite a harrowing birth.

Thanks for all of your comments the other day about this being a little bittersweet.  Thankfully, that has passed and as soon as I saw her photo, I fell in love!  She’s just precious.

I’m excited about my new role as an aunt.  I have such a special relationship with my aunt and I hope to have that with Avery.

I got to FaceTime with her and my family tonight, so that was cool.  Hopefully, we’ll be going to visit them soon.

Avery Anna


My parents with their first grandchild

My brother, the proud new daddy

You Might Also Like

  • Dayum. 76 hours of labor??

    Congrats on becoming an aunt! That little girl is gonna love having you for an aunt.

  • So precious! I know this has to be hard, but I love that you’re in love with her already!

  • Jess

    This is hard, the picture with the parents especially- I know it. But… GOOD FOR YOU for finding that positive. That little baby is not the thing breaking your heart, for sure- and who knows, she may even part of what heals you. Being an auntie is awesome.

  • Congrats! I hope you continue to be excited about and enjoy your role as an aunt.

  • Congrats! It’s amazing, isn’t it? I love being an auntie, even if it is a little bittersweet sometimes.
    Happy ICLW
    Jane #87