February 03, 2015

on being an aunt




in the last two months, i've gotten two more little nephews. my little brother had his second child. his name is arrow. he's the cutest bald baby on the planet. i like to call him charlie brown.


my older sister also had her first little last week. his name is finn. he's got lots of dark hair and he's deliciously cute. i got to be in the room when he was born, helping his momma and daddy. it was an experience that i will never, ever forget...and yes, i bawled like a baby when he was born.



there are some things that are so hard to put into words. being an aunt is one of them. i never knew i could love tiny little humans so very much. it literally makes my heart want to explode.

being an aunt is awesome. you can be the fun one. the crazy, let them eat cookies for lunch, don't make them take naps one. it's the best!
but also, being an aunt is a big responsibility. those tiny little people look up to me. my nephews are too little right now, but my little niece just loves her aunties. anything she sees us doing, she wants to do too. anything we say, she is sure to walk around repeating all day long.

it's definitely a responsibility i cherish. :)

(but man does it freak me out thinking about having my own little to influence and mold. ah!)
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10 comments on "on being an aunt"

  1. Ohhh so cute! Isn't is a great feeling being an aunt? I have three nephews back home in Wisconsin and I miss them dearly!

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    1. it really, really is! i love all those little munchkins so much! i couldn't imagine living so far away! i bet visits are extra special for you though!

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  2. aww look at you go!! Beautiful Aunt and what a sweet baby!

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    1. thanks, kaylan! :) they're all so cute!

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  3. This was such a sweet post to read! I loved hearing about how much being an aunt means to you! I don't think a lot of people take the role seriously, but I have some aunts and uncles who I am super close to and who I wouldn't be the same without. And the name "arrow"- SO cool!

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    1. i'm glad to hear your still super close to some of your aunts and uncles! the other day i was panicking about them getting older and not wanting to hang out with me!! hah! so silly, i know. :P

      i love it too! i think it's so unique!

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  4. oh my goodness, yes. when my sister had her first child I told my husband, "I feel like this baby is partially mine haha," and I still feel that way about her kids. we now have 3 littles that call us JuJu and Uncle T and it's the best thing ever :)

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    1. YES! i tell my brother in law all the time that their little one is basically my child too. hahah!

      juju and uncle t? cutest nicknames ever! ;)

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  5. finn, i LOVE that name. :)
    sooo stinking sweet and he is so handsome!

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    1. me too!! it's super hipster, but not too much. haha :)

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