One month ago, I published the following photo on Instagram:
“I’ve finally joined an exclusive club that I’ve longed to be part of. I’m an Auntie! Welcome to the world sweet baby. You are already so loved.”
It’s true! I’m an Aunt. An aunt to a baby GIRL. You know what that means – I’ve finally been awarded the opportunity to shop for pink everything. My niece is tiny, temperamental and too-cute-for-words. She is perfect.
I’ve often wondered if holding a sweet bundle of joy would kick start my own maternal longings – particularly because as the boys grow, I find myself wanting to keep them as my little babies forever. But alas, my ovaries have drawn a line in the sand and are firmly on the “no way” side; while I enjoy every moment with my niece, I’m happy with my life right now… diaper-free household included.
So, I get to cherish those newborn moments and then hand over the baby when she gets fussy. #Winning!
This afternoon, we spent an afternoon with family at Grandma’s. And of course, we all waited for the star of the show to arrive! She was treated to a comfortable, portable place to stretch out thanks to the Fisher-Price Special Edition Rock ‘n Play Portable Bassinet. With a flat elevated sleeping surface and rocking motion to help soothe baby to sleep, it’s a great addition to your baby gear.
And with two doting older cousins, it’s no wonder our tiny angel feels safe and secure. Sweet dreams, little one!
I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation as a Fisher-Price Play Ambassador with Mom Central Canada.
The opinions in this blog are my own.
Congratulations, to you and the new parents! Baby girls are sure something special – I’m glad you get to have one in your life! :)
Thank you Nicole!
Judy C (Cowan)
What a cutie!! Congrats Auntie! I am going to be a Great-Aunt in the new year to baby girl :) Love the picture of your boys looking at her!
Congratulations to you too Judy!
Congratulations! I know exactly how you feel, my best friend had a baby girl last month and I love her to bits! That is the closest I will ever be to being an aunt besides my husband’s family whom we never see.
Aw, Auntie status is the best status :)
Congrats Aunt Lena! Sweet little baby! I love the portable, spacious Bassinet and your boys too!
Thank you Marissa!
How lovely Aunt Lena ! I have a 5 yr old boy and long for a baby girl but I don’t want to go through pregnancy again,.It was a tough one for me.But I covet all the pink that could have been mine! We had a bassinet similar to the one featured, but used it sparingly.
Aw, with two boys I love that I now have a girl to spoil :) Totally hear you!
Congratulations to you Auntie Lena!!! This makes me soo excited for my granddaughter to arrive.. scared too. She is absolutely adorable <3 <3 but, not adorable enough to kick start these ovaries either ha! I think mine have rusted up ..
Hahaha mine need a little WD-40 too!
awe! congrats auntie Lena!
Congratulations to the parents and you all. I’m sure your boys will love her so much.
She has so much hair.
Thank you Nicoline. Both my boys had a full head of hair too! It’s so funny.
Chandra Christine O'Connor
congrats I love being an auntie but best of all I have trained my nieces when I ask them who is their favorite auntie they say “Auntie T T” thats what they all me.
:) Thanks Chandra!
A very special club indeed. Congrats and enjoy this precious one.
:) Thanks so much!
Beautiful baby girl. Congrats to the whole family.
Congrats Auntie Lena and to her mom and dad too ! Babies are wonderful – and there are so many gorgeous “frillies” for baby girls out there, I bet you will be the Aunt that spoils her rotten LOL I know I loved shopping for my 3 granddaughters. I have had one heck of a time trying to find cute things for my grandson (4 months old now) – it sure is tough after 3 girls LOL
She will definitely be spoiled :)
Congratulations!! She is beautiful! I have 3 nieces and I LOVE it!
Congratulations! It is a very special club you’ve joined :)!
It is! Thanks Heidi!
Chandra Christine O'Connor
she has a wonderful amount of hair! your two boys look very excited to have a baby cousin.
They LOVE her!
Such beautiful photos! Congratulations to your family for the new arrival! :)
The beginning of many happy memories, I am sure
Thank you Soozle! xx
Thank you Atin!
Congrats Auntie Lena! How adorable and she has two older cousins to teach her the ropes.
Absolutely! Thanks Tricha!
She’s beautiful! Congratulations and enjoy being an Auntie!
Thank you Debbie :)
Yay! Congratulations! <3
Thanks Jenny! xo
Love new family additions! It really changes the dynamic of things (even if baby is not your own!). Extended family get togethers are extra fun with a newbie to fawn over. She is truly fawn-worthy!
Couldn’t agree more! Thanks Brenda!
Congratulations!! To the new parents and new Auntie. There is nothing better than being an Auntie except of course, being a Mum. The boys obviously adore her :) The Fisher Price SE Rock ‘n Play Portable Bassinet looks wonderful and so comfortable. I wouldn’t trust anything other that FP for safety and quality. She is such a cutie…you will love shopping in pink, Lena :)
Thank you Teresa – and re: shopping in pink, I don’t doubt you for a second!
Congrats!!! And it’s a girl!! I can foresee you spoiling her silly
I think you’re right about that!
congrats. my oldest son is the first grandchild for both my parents and hubbies parents. then my sister had a little boy about 2 years after I had my oldest. (he just turned 3 in February and my oldest is turning 5 in april.) then I had a little boy a little over a year later. (he will turn 2 in june.) I cant have anymore and my sister likely wont so there will be no granddaughter for my parents and no nieces or daughters for me.
I am happy though I used to want 2 boys and a girl but when I was pregnant with my youngest son I knew I could have anymore so I was really hoping for a 2nd boy. things worked out perfectly. and hopefully in about 20 years or so I will have a granddaughter to spoil and hand back to mommy (or one of my boys so mommy can have a break lol.)
If by chance Isabella is the only child for my bro and SIL, she will be absolutely adored as the only girl in the family :)
I so love reading on your older posts,the boys so much younger and your beautiful little niece