Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Announcing My New Nephew!

Josiah Alister was born yesterday afternoon.  A health 7 lbs 4 oz and 20.5" long!
My sister is quite a trooper!  
She endured 37 1/2 hours of labor and delivery.  All the while not allowed to have an epidural because of a very low blood platelet count.  

I am so proud of her and my (apparently stubborn) nephew too!

Even though I was far, far away I felt like I was able to be a part of everything.  I harassed everyone at the hospital with text messages and phone calls getting nearly hourly updates.  Then passed those updates along to other family members.  Definitely thankful for technology!

I think one of the most amazing things is how close I feel to the little guy that I haven't even met yet.  I love all of my nieces and nephews but this is the first nephew I have on my side!  There is something about your own sister (someone you grew up with) having a baby that is a different kind of exciting!

The other interesting thing is how much our little guys look alike at birth.  My sister and I must carry some strong dominate traits because our little guys do look pretty similar.  
My little guy was born almost 4 years ago and the phone pics were not as high quality back then! 

I have some truly amazing pictures of my little guy's birth but this is the only one that positions him the same as my nephew for the comparison.

Anyway...Congratulations to my sister, her husband and baby Josiah!

My little guy is also VERY excited about his new cousin (he doesn't realize that babies don't do much)!


Lindsay said...

Congratulations Auntie! Little Josiah looks adorable. I can't believe what your poor sister went through, she must be one tough lady! I thought my 33 hour labor was bad, but at least I got to have an epidural.

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Yeah..your boys look like pretty much alike. Wish your nephew have a good life. And only good things for all your family! Congrats with a new member)

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