Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What I Do Not Have:


  • Baby Bjorns and Snugli sacks

  • Cans of Enfamil and a dishwasher full of rubber nipples

  • 247 cloth diaper burp-rags

  • Baby monitor, Desitin, mylicon drops

  • Jogging stroller, umbrella stroller, Peg Perego stroller, snap-n-go stroller

  • Baby Einstein DVDs and lullaby recordings

  • A sweet-smelling, milk-loving, shoulder-warming teeny-beany

What I Do Have:

  • Cicada exoskeletons and a broken wasp's nest

  • Bottles of Gatorade and a dishwasher full of Ikea plasticware

  • 247 unmatched greying tube socks

  • Gameboys, Legos, a Batman cape

  • Hot Wheels, training wheels, Heely wheels, broken wheels

  • Superhero DVDs and Jonas Brothers recordings

  • A sister with a sweet-smelling, milk-loving, shoulder-warming teeny-beany

This post is dedicated to the love of my life, the girl who will seamlessly and selflessly trade her Bumble & bumble for Johnson & Johnson, who will say goodbye to Williams-Sonoma and hello to Fisher-Price, and who will avoid all parenting mistakes because her big sister has already made them.


Congratulations, Dan and Marta. Welcome to the Land of Boy.

15 comments:

Cathy said...

Ah! How sweet and congratulations to your sister! You show the signs of being a GREAT real Mom!

diane said...

Fun post. New babies are yummy!

Lauren in GA said...

That was so sweetly and beautifully put.

The picture is beautiful as well.

Congratulations to you and your beautiful sister!

Lisa-Marie said...

Oh, that tugged right at my heart strings and tears came out! So beautiful.

I've only been an Auntie since November and it is so special. I love it!

Congrats to the beautiful family. I hope they are all feeling well.

Lindsey said...

Aww. Did she have to have a c-section???? I hope she is recovering well, and I hope you get to go see that squishy baby soon!

Marci said...

How exciting for your sister! The Land of Boy is such a great adventure!! I wouldn't trade it for, well, a bunch of girls. Boys are awesome! (and so are girls, I can say that because I am one, and I have the cutest little groups of nieces that I adore - but boys are too much fun!)

wenderful said...

I loved that! Well said without just saying it. I've gotta learn to do that.
Congratulations to your sister! There's nothing like a brand new baby.

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

Great post. I do not miss those things I don't have any more! I don't want to go there again. LOL Congrats to your sister!

Robin said...

Great post...you and I have a lot of the same things.

calibosmom said...

YEAH!!! So sweet-congrats Auntie!

Melissa Walker said...

That's why it's great to have siblings have children after you--you can still enjoy the newborn babies without the work that comes with them!

Holly said...

Awwww...that's wonderful! Congrats to them and to Auntie Gab.

polly said...

how lucky marta is to have you as her older sister

marta said...

xo. thank you gab. this made me smile. i love chatting with you now that i'm officially in the club!

Marla said...

That was unbelievable sweet...and it made almost yearn...almost...

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