I have been SO SO SO excited to share this on my blog ever since I found out about it in July (on Noah's birthday, actually). I had to wait until I had permission to share it on my blog, and it's been killing me ;)
I'm going to be an AUNT!!
My older brother, Brian, and his wife, Becky, are expecting a baby in March. I never thought this day would come--with three siblings, I thought that I'd probably be an aunt one day, but I had kind of given up hope of it actually happening.
Brian and Becky have some crazy adventures together, and this one is the most exciting yet :) I'm so excited that they live in Michigan now, because I don't know if I could handle being an aunt and rarely seeing my niece or nephew.
|One of their crazy adventures: climbing up a mountain to stay the night in a|
little pod that is attached to the cliff, and then zip lining down the next day.
Speaking of niece or nephew, I'm not sure what I'm hoping for--of course I love boys, having two of my own; but having a little girl in the family would be fun, too.
In 2004, when I was pregnant with Noah, I would go to Babies R Us pretty often to get supplies for the new baby. One day when I was there, I saw a bib that said "Pilot Bear" and had a bear flying an airplane. Well, Brian is a pilot and loves airplanes, so I thought it would be perfect if he ever had a kid. I bought the bib, and tucked it away in my closet.
Fast forward 12 years to Noah's birthday. I was at Noah's baseball game, and Brian and Becky came to watch the game, too. Becky asked me how I would feel about being an aunt, and I totally flipped out with excitement. After the game, we went out for ice cream, where they told my parents and Noah and Eli. We went out to dinner for Noah's birthday a few days later, where Nathan and Kendall could join us. I brought the bib with me so that I could finally give it to Brian!
These days, the bib means nothing. You could use the internet to find all sorts of "pilot" themed baby stuff, I'm sure, and have it delivered the following day. And if not, then surely Pinterest has a bazillion ideas. But, back in 2004, online shopping wasn't even a thing. So, when I saw the Pilot Bear bib at the store, I just had to buy it.
Ironically, just after I learned about Brian and Becky expecting a baby, I was driving and saw this sign at a reception hall (there are wedding receptions held at the hall, so there is usually a "Congrats" to the bride and groom on the sign out front). I just had to pull into the parking lot to get a picture:
Anyway, I am so happy I get to finally share this news with everyone!