Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Life, New Beginnings



As some of you already know, on Friday afternoon, my niece was born. My weekend plans to stay in Columbus for Memorial Day quickly changed and after a night of drunken debauchery on Friday (which will be discussed later), I headed to Erie and Buffalo.



My niece's name is McKenzie Marie (or M&M for short) and she was born one month prematurely weighing 5 lbs. even. She is still in the NICU so our contact with her was brief, but she is doing well. Hopefully, the proud parents will be able to bring her home soon.

I did learn one thing this weekend: my brother is going to make an awesome dad. He was so attentive to his daughter. Kissing her forehead constantly, which made her face scrunch up every time - it was adorable. I hope when I find my future husband, he loves kids as much as Kyle does.



My brother's description of the birth (which was REALLY quick):

"She came out, said ABC, 123, hand me my backpack I'm ready for school." He even added in the little motion like she was throwing the book bag over her shoulder. Hilarious.



I can't wait to watch her grow up, and be a part of her life. It's going to cost me a fortune in gas, but I'm going to visit all the time!

65 comments:

Miss A said...

congratulations!!! This love is probably the most unconditional you'll have. Go nieces!

midnite99 said...

Congrats! Being an aunt *rocks*.

JMC said...

She's beautiful!

Laurel said...

Visiting her can also mean visiting me, which is a win-win, the way I see it! Congratulations, auntie!

xox

blogforthought said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Lauren said...

She's adorable!

Jess said...

Aw, she's gorgeous! Congrats to your whole family! I hope she gets to come home soon.

theselittlemoments said...

Congratulations, Auntie! What an adorable peaunut she is!

Annie said...

Congratulations to you and all of your family! Happy times!

JulyBug said...

Ahhhh!! What a little cutie she is! My sister is due 7/4 (also a little girl) and this makes me so super excited.

Lacey Bean said...

Yay congrats!! The good looks run in the family :)

Ripe for Reading said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Kim said...

AHH!! She's so cute!!! Being an aunt is such a wonderful feeling and very rewarding until you have your own. :-) Congrats to the happy parents...and to the auntie!

dreamgrrl said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful and I can't wait to see more pics :)

Andrea said...

Awww...YAY!! Tell him he is in for the ride of his life. One month into this, I am still amazed daily! And... a little sleep deprivation is really not so bad!

Kt said...

Too cute!

Tina Vaziri said...

Congrats, Aunty!

Princess Pointful said...

Congratulations Auntie Michelle!

Sizzle said...

Yay! Congratulations!

L Sass said...

Congratulations!!!! You are going to be a rockin' auntie.

j*amy said...

yayayayya!
i can't wait to be an aunt...
hint hint rach ahem

thecasualperfectionist.com said...

Awww, congratulations!! What a cutie!

Paula said...

congrats, how adorable is she!!!

Katelin said...

aw she is precious, congrats!

Surfergrrl said...

Congrats, Aunti Michelle!

Deutlich said...

stoopid gas prices... but your niece is adorable!! YAY for becoming an aunt!!

Although my brother is 2.5 years younger than me, I still have a feeling I'll be an aunt before I'm a mom.

Vanessa said...

Love the description from your brother! Congrats on the newest member of the family!

Yoda said...

Wonderful! Congrats to your bro, sis in law and your family!!

Not a day old and already a star on a blog :-D way to go M&M!

Passionista said...

Congratulations! I won't be an aount for a while (I hope) since my brother and sister are 10 and 15 years younger than me. Enjoy it.

girlinterrupted1218 said...

Awwww! Congratulations! What a cute name, for a cute little girl.

Julie Q said...

omg!!! Cutest niece EVER :) Congrats Aunty Michelle

i was around a couple babies this weekend too!

Mandy said...

Congratulations! Shes beautiful!

Laurie said...

That's a sweet name - she's so tiny!

You'll love being an auntie:)

pomjob said...

Congratulations! Being an aunt is the best thing ever!!

This is totally random, but I won a raffle basket that had a couple of preemie things in it that I would be happy to send your/M&M's way. Let me know if you're interested, I don't have anyone to give it to.

EvilKate said...

Congrats! Nieces are such fun. You wind them up and send them home!

Enjoy it, she'll be asking you for advice in no time!

Trish Ryan said...

Oh--huge congratulations! M&M is so cute!!! You're going to love being an aunt. It's like having a front row seat to the most amazing show on earth. I suspect she's gonna love having you as an aunt, too :)

Z said...

Congratulations on your niece! YAY!!!

Larissa said...

Congratulations!

You're going to be a cool aunt!

Jamie Lovely said...

Congrats Auntie Michelle! She's beautiful!

Sara Jane said...

Congrats!

Katie said...

Congratulations to your brother! That's fantastic - the baby is so so cute. And that last photo is a classic! :D

lspoon said...

Yay babies! Aw that is so exciting! :)

graffiti.girl.designs said...

aww so beautiful. and how sweet :)

Scotty said...

And I am sure M&M will enjoy your company also :)

ChasingParadise said...

Aww! Congratulations to you and your family! She is precious!

ChasingParadise said...

Aww! Congratulations to you and your family! She is precious!

Shamelessly Sassy said...

congratulations. She is a dollface! This is my first time stopping by here, but if there's going to be talk about drunken debauchery..I am totally down.

Susie said...

Awww congrats on being an aunt!! And congrats to your brother. SOOO exciting and an absolutely adorable little girl :)

chasinglibby said...

aww congrats, michelle!!! she is beautiful...you'll make a great auntie!!

MrsTwink said...

So cute! And I love your enthusiasm. :-)

whatlizsaid.com said...

Congratulations! She's so adorable! And your brother's description is awesome, haha.

mcgee said...

she is beautiful and i love the name mackenzie. congratulations, auntie!!

janet said...

so cute!! congrats, Auntie Em! (M is a common initial in the family now, huh?)

Kate said...

Congratulations!! What a cutie!

So@24 said...

Let the onesie buying begin!

pessimisticredhead said...

Congrats! Being an aunty is so freakin awesome!

Rachel said...

She is beautiful, and it looks like you have a great brother!

The One said...

Awww! Kiddies! My brother and his wife just had a baby as well. Like you, I'm single(and seemingly will forever be. ha!), so this is another little one to spoil. Anyhow, your brother seems smitten. She's a cutie!

Just thought I'd say hello. This is my first time visiting and I really like the blog. Reminds me of my own life, recent heartache and all.

Andrea said...

aw, your niece is beautiful!!!

i was in columbus ohio a few weeks ago for a concert. . . had never been there before.

i almost became a graphic designer. . . but i became an art teacher instead. :)

sorry im being a total nerd atm. . . bye!

brandy said...

Are you taking a blogging break or did you move? And if you DID move, will you tell me where?

Lisa said...

Like Brandy, I'm wondering where you are. If you moved, e-mail me the url, would you? I miss you!

Wickedly Scarlett said...

Just checking in with you--I hope all is well! Miss you!

Sara said...

Congratulations! She's gorgeous! :)

ashley said...

She's adorable. I'm sure you're so proud.

Kt said...

Congrats Auntie!!!!

I hope my sissy lets me have nieces/nephews! I want kids to spoil and not take home!

(maybe there is a train or a bus that will be cheaper on gas? I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya.)