Thursday, October 09, 2008


So, there's a new man in my life.

I use the term "man" loosely. I should say there's a new male in my life, since it'll be several years before he's actually a man.

I'm an aunt again!!!

Last night, my sister-in-law gave birth to an 8-lb, 20-inch little boy they named Robert Brent. Robert after her dad and Brent after mine. Also, Jason told me last weekend that Mom and Dad had considered naming him Robert, but he didn't look like a Robert when he was born. So, Robert is kind of named after Jason, too. In a way. If you look at it in a certain angle.

Both mom and baby are doing okay. During the delivery, the doctors discovered that little Robert's heart beat wasn't what it should be and ended up taking him out through a C-section. He had some scary moments, but Jason says that he's doing fine and should be perfectly healthy. Rachel is tired but good. They are expecting to be released from the hospital this weekend, which is nice because I'm going to be in their neck-of-the-woods Monday afternoon and have been given permission to stop by and meet my new nephew. I'm so excited!

Jason says Robert is a cute baby, but he's biased. I'm biased too, so I bet he's adorable!


Cardine said...

Yay! Congratulations to your family! Hoorah! ...and I'm sure he is cute. Your family makes cute kids.

Cassie said...

It's so exciting. I loved getting text messages with updates. Glad everything went relatively smooth.

Framed said...

I can't wait to see him. That is so exciting.

tearese said...

yay, congratulations!

Mellissa said...

Hey, please tell Jason congratulations from Ben and me! How many kids does this make for him? Congratulations on being an aunt again. I bet you're the naught kind who spoils their nieces and nephews and then sends them home to mom and dad, huh?

Melissa said...

I had no idea that Jason and his wife were expecting! Congrats to them! I bet that they are going to be great parents. Tell them congrats for me.

julie said...

Cardine, thanks! So far my brother have had cute kids. And, Jason sent me a picture and Robert has the cutest chubby cheeks! I can't wait to see him!

Cassie, there are definitely times I'm glad Jason is such a texter - this was one of them! Hey do you want to do dinner Monday?

Framed, I think we should arrange a play date between your grandson and my nephew since I've never met your grandson and you've never met my nephew! Good idea???

Tearese, thanks!

Missy, I will certainly pass it on to Jason, thank you! This is their first child. And yes, I am that kind of aunt. My sister-in-law, Audree, always says she's keeping track so she can return the favor someday. I'm hoping she gets that chance!

Melissa, thanks, I'll tell them. I think they'll be good parents, too. Rachel is so good with kids, is so patient and loving. Jason is a kid himself, so he'll be able to relate well! :)

Booklogged said...

I was pictures last night and I think he's darling. Give him extra cuddles for me when you get to see him Monday.