I’m on my way to watch the birth of my nephew. I can not even put into words how excited I am. I’ve not mentioned anything about it until now because my sister has problems keeping her pregnancies. She’s had 3 miscarriages since she had my niece almost 5 years ago and this pregnancy she was on strict bedrest for the first 5 months, hemorraging the entire time. But today, my little nephew will make his entrance into the world EIGHT DAYS past his due date, even though the doctors told my sister if the pregnancy didn’t end in a miscarriage, she’d most likely have a premature baby. HA!
I’m scared. I was with my sister when she gave birth to my niece and while I was holding her hand, she went blank, her head flew back and she suffered a Grand Mal seizure. I thought she was goind to die. I fell on my knees in the hallway and was all “JESUS, PLEASE, DON’T LET HER DIE! They actually sent the hospital chaplin to come “comfort me” because I was screaming and crying uncontrollably and you know what I did when I saw her? I freaked the hell out, that’s what!? I became hysterical “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? WHY ARE YOU HERE?!” (because, I know they send the chaplin when someone dies!! I’ve seen soap operas, people.) She assured me that she was just there to comfort me (translation: “Calm the fuck down, woman, your sister is fine and you’re scaring people. Jesus loves you now SHUTUP, Oh child of God!) My family makes fun of me to this day (my brother in law does a great impression of me, on my knees, talkin with the Almighty) but she’s my sister, if anything bad ever happened to her, I would die. I know this time will be different because she’s been diagnosed as epileptic, and the doctors will monitor her accordingly, but being the paranoid freak, I still might need a chill pill or 5.
I just have to believe everything will be fine this time.
I can not wait to hold that little baby boy.

21 thoughts on “Birthday!

  1. Rebecca

    Wow! I’m so excited for you and your sister! I’m glad she has kept this baby – can we see pics? What will his name be? I’m hoping for a safe, quick and healthy delivery for both mommy and baby. x

  2. Ro

    I got your sister, your new baby nephew and YOUR SANITY in my thoughts.
    (p/s I LOVE the way MOXIE made your little girl into an angel!!!!!).

  3. Kathy Howe

    Oh I am so excited for you and your sis! I’ll put my rock in my pocket and send all kinds of good healthy baby and momma luvin energy in your direction!

  4. kimberly

    Seizures such, but they generally aren’t life threatening. I’ve had a ton of them cuz I’m an epileptic.
    Congrats on the soon to be born nephew and just take a deep hundred breaths. It will all be alright! 🙂

  5. Mieke

    I LOVE YOU! I have never met anyone that is as much of a dramaqueen as I am.
    I know how you love your sister, I feel the same way. I would die if anything happened to her.

  6. Seuss

    Congrats, Yvonne! And congrats to your sister! I hope everything goes well and your sis and nephew come through it all with flying colors!

  7. Michelle

    Congratulations, Auntie Y! I can’t wait to hear all about this sweet new soul’s arrival! Give your sister and your nephew lots of love from all of us in the blogosphere, and regale us with the details (and hopefully a picture? Pretty please?) when you get a chance!

  8. brilly

    Congratulations y and family. I’ve had 3 kids of my own but seeing my niece being born is a highlight in my life. What an amazing experience.

  9. Kimmie

    Sending good thoughts your way, can’t wait to see pictures of the new babe!
    (Seizures, ESPECIALLY Grand Mal, are scary to watch, so I understand. I have them, as do my mom and uncle.)

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