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04 February 2013 @ 08:23 pm
New Arrival!  
Just got back from the hospital where I held my new niece for the first time!!! That’s right, she’s finally here!!! 7 lbs, 15 ounces, 20 inches long and a little smattering of dark hair on her head!

My sis-in-law went to the doctor for a checkup today and they decided to induce her. They broke her water and before they could even get the medicine for inducing into her system, she was having contractions. She was only in labor for two hours! My s-i-l said that she actually went from having no contractions to having them less than a minute apart in just under an hour, which is insanely fast - (and according to her, ‘very painful and not fun at all’). She didn’t even have a chance to get anything for the pain before they were telling her to push.

My brother actually said they were waiting on the doctor or he thinks The Niece would have come even faster. Apparently my brother was born at 1:03 pm in that hospital and The Nephew was born at 1:03 pm in that hospital and the new baby just missed it, being born at 1:20.

So Mom and baby are doing well and she is beautiful, as was expected. Now I am gearing up for round two of being the coolest aunt ever! It’s going to be double-duty from now on in the fun-aunt department!

And speaking of nieces, I have a story about The Canadian Niece for you. My brother bought some land and they plan on building a house on it, but they have to cut down some trees first to clear out space. So The Canadian Niece is three now and the other day my brother tells her that he has to go out for a little bit, he’ll be back soon, he just has to go to the new land and cut down some trees so they can have a new house.

My niece grabs him by the arm and yells, “No, Daddy, no! Don’t! The Lorax will be mad and he’ll come get you!” I don’t even know what to think about that except that a) Look at my little hippie! I’m so proud! And b) I was actually always terrified of the Lorax too and I can’t remember why. He just freaked me out.

Anyways, Yay new baby to spoil! That is all.
 
 
 
Shirebound: Sleeping Hobbits - Mucun/Reishirebound on February 5th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Auntie! What a wonderful event. And a 2-hour labor, what a lucky gal!

*hugs and pink balloons all around*
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:41 am (UTC)
*hugs and pink balloons all around*

Thank you! I am still all big smiles here!

And a 2-hour labor, what a lucky gal!

That's what I thought too but she claims not - my s-i-l said that having her contractions speed up that fast was actually worse than when she was in labor with The Nephew, though granted that was still only a 6 hour delivery. I shudder to think of people who have like 18 hour deliveries.
Ironlily - Making My Marque: happybubblevikingprincess on February 5th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Woo hoo! I know you're thrilled (possibly even more than the parents, as you get to PLAY with the baby! LOL)
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:42 am (UTC)
Woo hoo! I know you're thrilled (possibly even more than the parents, as you get to PLAY with the baby! LOL)

EXACTLY! When I get all tired out, I can just send the kids home again to their mom & dad, preferably all jacked up on sugar and with several loud noise-making toys! It's my right as the aunt!

Thank you, babe!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on February 6th, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
Let me recommend these as AWESOME noisemaking toys! I have given them to my brother's kids....
dodger_sister: squeedodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
Oh man, screw getting those for the kids - I want one! Oh hell yes, I know what my sister is getting in her stocking next year!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on February 6th, 2013 03:04 am (UTC)
LOL That's how I first learned about them - they were in the entire family's stockings at TAHtm's home about four years back. AND THEY'RE AWESOME.
fragrantwoodsfragrantwoods on February 5th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Yay for the new baby! That sounds like one speedy labor and delivery :-) I bet your new niece is adorable! Bravo for again being the cool aunt :-)
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! The delivery was super fast! I am glad they were in town or they never would have made it in from their house in time.

I do love being the cool aunt!
Kate: Tom on the banisterceitfianna on February 5th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad it went fairly well.
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! I gotta say, my s-i-l looked so much better after having the baby than she had the day before.

I can't wait for you to meet her. It'll probably be the 4th of July bbq, and by then she'll be a whole little person already!
lanie: celebrateprincesslanie on February 5th, 2013 05:23 am (UTC)
congrats
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm still grinning with joy!
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Holiday - Chuck valentinerhymephile on February 5th, 2013 05:56 am (UTC)
Congrats, Auntie Dodge!
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! I keep thinking, I know it is the fourth time I've become an aunt (more if you count my cousin's two kids that call me 'aunt') but I still get all damn happy every time!
Jojo: Stock ⇒ Kids [Friends]jojothecr on February 5th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
Awww, congratulations!!! :)
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! I am still all smiles! Also, ion, I love your icon - it is so 'awwwww'.
lizibabeslizibabes on February 5th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
Awww new baby, congrats to you and the rest of the family and that does sound like a very quick labour, well done to your sis in law and I'm sure your up to being the coolest aunt ever again :)
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
Thank you! We are happy the little girl is finally here! I intend to make the biggest dorkiest fangirl out of her yet!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on February 6th, 2013 02:28 am (UTC)
So glad to hear this news. Congratulations to the whole family on the new arrival!
dodger_sister: motherdodger_sister on February 6th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
Thank you! We are all pretty damn thrilled! I can't wait to watch her become a whole little person!