Thursday, September 23, 2010

11 days and she'll be here...

My baby niece will be here in just 11 days! Nicole is scheduled for a c-section on Oct 5th and (apparently) I am counting the days!! This little girl is beyond cute (I just know it) and I can't wait to meet her and hold her and kiss her little head :) Shawn & Nicole still don't have a name, and I love names, so I am equally as anxious to know what to call her. I have taken to calling her Baby Girl, which just isn't cute. It is so fun watching Emolyn get excited about her new baby sister. I was over at Shawn & Nicole's last night and Emolyn was very excited to help Nicole open a little gift I'd gotten Baby Girl.
I realized that I failed as an aunt because I brought not a thing for Emolyn... I didn't even have mints that I normally keep in my purse for when I see Emolyn. I did however have some stale pretzels, so that's something. I realize I need to better "Auntify" my purse with fun things that Emolyn can explore and play with. She usually has fun coloring in my planner or taking everything out of my wallet or pushing buttons on my phone or ipod, but I need to find something that will really wow her. Hahaha.
Have I told you all how completely and utterly in love with Emolyn I am? She is just so funny! She is so smart and silly and makes me laugh hysterically because she just says the absolute cutest things. Last night Shawn was telling her to get ready for bed by putting PJs and a pull up on. She quickly turned to be and said, "But Muwanda, I want yours mints." Shawn responded, "Emolyn you can have a mint if you put your pull up and Pjs on." Emolyn stared blankly at him. "Emolyn, do you want a mint." "Um, no." "Emolyn do you want to go to time out, cause if you don't put on your pull up and PJs, you're going to time out." "I go to time out." And she walks over to the corner where her chair was and sat down facing the wall. Again, I failed as an Aunt cause I was totally laughing. She is so sassy, but in such a sweet innocent way. She knows she is cute and people love her, but she is also so kind and cuddly and doesn't get annoying. I just think she is beautiful.
My heart aches with how much I already love this new Baby Girl. I can't believe how much I already love her so much!
Some pictures of life as an Aunt:
First time I saw her after coming home from 6 months in Europe
lightrail family date
Disneyland with the little princess
Christmas caroling at Mamaw's house
Emolyn and I love singing together
the birthday girl!
At her Grandma Beckie and Grandpa John's wedding
the little Easter bunny!
my favorite thing to do :) 
Tea party with Wonder Woman
playing catch
more tea parties!
my favorite niece named Emolyn! (I can't say favorite niece anymore)
I can't wait to start making memories with Baby Girl!!

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