Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Post You've All Been Waiting For!

I'm an aunt! .... again. :-) I've been holding off posting this until I could really sit down and do the post justice and until LaRae blogged about it (although she did that a while ago). Now I don't have much time to do this, so I'm going to have to count on my super power of being able to blog fast to make this work.

Joshua Ray was born on April 16th. Whoo hoo! He's big and beautiful. I absolutely love him, and I am very proud of him. I didn't get to have much time with Katelyn when she was this age, so this is all new to me. No, I have not changed a diaper. My gag reflex gets set off with poo, and I'm absolutely petrified of getting peed on! (Think Drew Berrymore's cry of "he peed in my mouth" from Riding in Cars with Boys. Yeah, that's enough to scare anyone away from changing a boy's diaper!) Anyways I figured it would be fun to tell you about what led up to Joshua's arrival--

Sunday, the 15th, LaRae, Randy, and Katelyn all came over to eat dinner with me and change batteries in my smoke detectors (alarm was beeping -- really annoying). LaRae sat in my IKEA chair at one point and talked to me about how uncomfortable she was and how Joshua could come anytime, and she'd be more than happy. They leave. About 2 hours pass, during which I plug in my cell to charge in the bathroom (away from doggy teeth). I happen to go into the bathroom and realize I've missed about 5 calls from LaRae -- her water had broken! So I tell her me and Sprinkles will come sleep there since Katelyn was already in bed, but it will take me about 45 minutes to get there. According to Randy, LaRae hung up the phone, they turned around, and there I was dog and bag in arm. :-) I'm not quite sure how I moved that fast, nor do I have any clue how fast I was driving, but I got there quick. They went off to the hospital, and Sprinkles and I bedded down for the night (after I sent about a million emails -- seriously -- to people at school with plans and such for the next day).
Monday morning Katelyn woke up around 6:30. Go figure we all woke up at that time because around 3 am me and Sprinkles ended up going to her room to comfort her and then falling asleep in her bed with her! Twin bed + sprawled out 3 year old + sprawled out dog = cramped. We ended up going to my house for me to shower and drop off the dog, and then we went to story time at the library with Heather and Charlotte. (LaRae has cool friends.) LaRae actually called me about 45 minutes before Joshua was born, happy as a lark, wanting to be on speaker to say hi to Katelyn, and wondering what we were up to. (Yeah, drugs = gooooood!) I couldn't believe how quickly he was born after I talked to her. We were able to go see him after story time; although, he did not come out of the nursery until around 3 that afternoon, so there was a long bit of time with LaRae and I just visiting and waiting for him. It was sort of nice; we don't get much one on one visit time, so it was like a last time of just getting to chat with her before her life got turned upside down with two kiddos.

Anyways, now I'm trying to give them space to start a routine even though all instinct tells me to go over the a lot to see him! :-) I'm also really trying to give Katelyn a lot of attention when I see her, so she doesn't feel all left out now that new baby bro is here. I love Katelyn so much; how great is it to have another child in my life to love so deeply!

I better go. I'm updating more soon (hopefully) with some HP theories as well as a plea about the dog. He's fine, but I need some help... nothing big. Stop worrying about me, dork! :-)


  1. Is it my imagination, or was the "dork" comment directed at me?

  2. Ha!
    1. That's all you have to say about my post about my handsome new nephew?
    2. Stop worrying.
    3. No, it's directed at anyone who worries about me too much.
    4. "Dork" was used kindly and with a smile in my head.

  3. What a fun aunt...congrats!

  4. Okay, Okay. The kid is cute. I haven't been able to spend as much time around Joshua as I did Katelyn because the Price's have left us to join a more adult Home Team, but he seems swell. You are an awesome aunt and they are lucky to have you.