When I text Nic about Audrey Juliet I usually just type "aj." The other day it occurred to me that "aj" also abbreviates Aunt Jac! It doesn't take much to excite me in all this aunt business!
Nic and Brad brought Audrey home on Sat. the 27th at 9 pm. My family + Brad's parents waited at Nic's house for them to get home. We enjoyed the great treat basket Nic left, played with Luke and Norah and just waited.
What a moment when Momma Nic walked in, full of joy, finally satisfied, with her husband and brand new baby girl.
I tried to be patient as the grandpas and grandmas held her, then I finally got my turn. I know the joy of holding a brand new baby, of feeling that contentment. This time was sweet in its own way b/c there aren't the same rules for being an aunt as there are for being a mom. As a mom, I want things orderly and organized, to be in a routine. More than that, both times I have been a new mom, I have found myself worrying about how much they eat, when they sleep, how long they sleep, how long I can sleep... The list goes on and I'm pretty sure the worrying won't ever stop, it will just change topics. Anyway, those things aren't my priority with this baby. I can hold her while she sleeps as long as I want. The rules are different. I'm really liking this!
Another sweet thing about that night was watching Luke with Audrey. He really had a grasp on Audrey coming, on how we'd been waiting a long time. And he was so glad she was here. This week he said things like, "Nic be so happy" and "her be so cute." He'd had enough practice with Norah to know how to be gentle and sweet. Good boy:)