I cannot explain it to you! But I am the most excited I can possibly be right now! I am going to be an auntie!!!!! And an auntie to a little girl! My sister is now 20 weeks preggers and I am counting down the days until I get to see her and her baby bump!baby bump at around 12 weeks...
I have been getting regular updates on Sis as she has been extremely generous with her pictures and information.
My niece at 20 weeks!
I am absolutely enthralled with the thought of being the best Auntie ever! I am making plans in my head to fly out when she arrives and can be hugged outside Sis' body... Cuz I still plan on hugging her inside too! (That I get to do in about a week or so...)
I have loved my Sis in a special way for a very long time. I don't know if she even knows how much. We don't really get all squishy like that... Well, not often, anyway, and not without Vodka!
She is such a rock in my mind. I admire her for so many of her choices and her life. She has been that person in my life that is so pragmatic and practical. She has a killer sense of humor and a magnificent sense of style. She is akin to my opposite - She is dark and exotic looking, I am fair and freckled. She is tall(er), I am not. She has traveled more (mostly for work, but it still counts), I am leashed to the ranch (which I love... mostly). She lives in Mandeville, LA (across the "lake" from New Orleans) I live in Elbert, CO - a difference of about 7500 ft in elevation!
With all our differences we are similar in ways too. We grew up in the same house, it was bound to happen! We have a fierce sense of family loyalty, we have similar tempers (although I am still certain she could kick my butt!), we both dote on our baby Bro, our birthdays are national holidays (thanks Mom!), and we are both incredibly busy. I am sure there are more... But I am quite distracted! (I am making announcements in my head and birthday invites and an inordinate amount of little lovelies that she will just have to have.)
Sis, if you read this, know that I am so proud! I cannot wait to hug you and do that stupid half cry, half laugh thing we do... I miss you terribly and I am counting down the days with my kids until we can see you again!
(Apologies for the creepy spacing! Blogger is totally screwing this part up!!!!!! Leave it to them when the post is about my Sis the teacher's teacher... You know, the one in the family who hates grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and all that stuff!)