wings and things

My great niece

on December 9, 2013

Several weeks ago a baby girl was born into our family – my nephew’s first child (with the help of his beautiful wife), my brother’s first grandchild, my mother’s first great grandchild, and my other brother’s and my own first great niece.

Seeing her today was wonderful! She has changed so much already – as babies do. Surrounded by the love of her parents, grandparents from both sides of the family, and great aunts like me, cousins and second cousins galore, this child already has the delighted expression in her navy blue eyes of being Number One!

My mother had a long conversation with her while I sat on the floor, ignored and jealous, until suddenly this fantastic baby turned her head to me, squeezed my finger in her tiny fist and told me a few home truths (I was unable to interpret but hopefully her parents will translate what she said to me later). She fixed her piercing eyes on me and uttered several baby sentences which I tried to answer to the best of my ability but eventually she threw my finger away with a look of ‘omg this auntie is thick!’

Neve – I love you, my first great niece, and your parents are pretty okay too (but you already know that!)


22 responses to “My great niece

  1. niasunset says:

    Blessing to You All, the first one is amazing photograph. Thank you dear Julie, best wishes to them. Love, nia

  2. Terry says:

    how beautiful she is. I can feel the pride and love in your words

  3. Congrats & Enjoy! Nothing like a newborn!

  4. Welcome to the world Little Neve! It’s obvious you’ve already had a positive impact! πŸ™‚

  5. ksbeth says:

    congratulations to all of you and welcome to the world, little one )

  6. mimijk says:

    She is a beautiful girl!!!

  7. How so very sweet!!! I love babies!

  8. elizabeth says:

    Neve, is a bonnie lass for sure. Congratulations to all the greats! πŸ™‚

  9. Babies are so adorable!

  10. Babies are such a joy…. I’m sure she thought you were most entertaining to watch and listen to…. Diane

  11. So adorable! Congrats to you all. πŸ™‚

  12. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Congratulations Great Auntie Julie.
    She looks adorable.

  13. Oh how I love babies, I will have another great niece myself come May………………….

  14. Be still my heart, she’s absolutely precious. Congratulations to all. πŸ™‚

  15. Trisha says:

    Awwww, she’s adorable. Congratulations!

  16. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Ah sigh, I so remember those days…. πŸ™‚

  17. tersiaburger says:

    Congratulations! She is gorgeous.

  18. Aren’t babies wonderful?! My grandson used tell himself gibberish stories before he would go to sleep, or sitting in his car seat during a ride. He still tells us stories, I don’t understand most of them now either. lol Enjoy your new great niece.

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