Monday, October 4, 2010

Watching the birth of a child

Dear Miller Adam,

Welcome to this world. I am your mommy's sister which makes me your auntie. You arrived Saturday October 2nd at 8:40 in the evening and there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Your mamma was such a strong trooper the entire time she was in labor with you. Boy, were they ready to be parents. Your mom and dad were just chomping at the bit for you to be born.

Your cousin, Mini Dh, and I jumped on the first plane possible the minute your mom called me to say she was in labor. Your uncle drove up since he had to be back earlier for work. When we got to the hospital, everyone was just waiting. Waiting for progress in your arrival. That waiting room and hospital room was just filled with love for you. Everyone's personal arguments and troubles were put aside for the love we already had in our hearts for you. At one point your mamma even asked for me during labor. I don't think she knows how much it meant to finally feel needed by her.

Your other auntie Makayla and I had the honor of being in the hospital room while you were born. Together we held your mom's leg back while your daddy held the other one. We all cheered her on, telling her that you were almost here. I think that experience was life changing for all of us. Watching your birth was amazing and beautiful. And after a short 40 minutes of pushing, we said 'happy birthday' to you, my sweet nephew.

And it was instantly love. I cried before you arrived and bawled my eyes out right after. You were stunning in every sense of the word and I was head over heels. Even more so, your parents were just in awe. You were loved the way every child should be loved at first meeting.

The next day we spent time with you at the hospital as you turned one day old. You were a natural eater (just like your daddy I hear) and latched right on, giving your mom an easier time with breastfeeding. Atta boy! You had the chance to meet your cousin, Mini Dh, and although he wasn't quite sure what you are, I'm very sure one day you two will have the chance to be close. You are almost exactly a year apart afterall you know.

Then the evening came, and we had to leave you. That was excrutiatingly painful for me. For so many reasons. I have so many hopes and dreams for you my love. I love you as if you were my own. The same blood runs throuh our veins and I know my life is forever changed by your presence in this world.

I love you Miller Adam. Never forget that.

Eskimo kisses,
Your auntie.

{The delivery crew)

{Holding hands when it got tough}

{Working through a contraction together}

{Miller Adam}

{It hit your Dad}

{Cutting the umbilical cord}

{Your very first cry of life as your mommy just started crying}

{We are proud to be your auntie and uncle}


{He was so nervous to hold his first newborn}

{Mini Dh was finally able to meet his new cousin}

{Saying goodbye was the worst}


  1. What beautiful photos! Congratulations to you & your family! ♥ Many friends of mine have had their first child recently, & I just love looking at the photos of these gorgeous little girls & boys! They are so cute, & I know they're all so loved!

    I just found your blog & I love it! My husband is in the Army, currently deployed, & we live in Germany! What a life!

  2. Such a great post. I tagged you in a little game on my blog

  3. What an amazing story, and what an incredible blessing for you to be there. Congratulations on the birth of your nephew! The pictures are so precious!

  4. What a beautiful letter to your nephew!! I cried!!!
    And how amazing you got to witness such a special moment!!
    Way to go sissy and way to go auntie :D

  5. Congrats on becoming an aunt! He is adorable!

  6. That is so sweet. I cried. I'm such a baby but I love birth I think its soo beautiful and you are such a good sister!!

  7. Oh my goodness this was beautiful! It made me cry! It took me back to when my Godson was born in February, especially *holding the leg back* and bawling when you finally see the baby. A great big Congratulations to your family and I think your sister is super lucky to have you as such a supportive sister! Oh, and the pictures are adorable :)

  8. awwww I love the pic with mini DH meeting him!

  9. Thanks for visiting our blog earlier! holy cow you guys are the cutest family I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of you and the hubs in your header, hot stuff.

    This post was so sweet, it brought back lots of memories from my sons birth and made me cry like a baby, I love reading birth stories.

    I am excited to follow your blog!

  10. Hello!
    Okay so I must say that I LOVE your blog. I just made a one one. Combat Boots & Diapers. I have not posted a blog yet for I just got it made today. But I am excited bout it. Your page is a inspiration I must say. Your family and specially that lil boy is so cute! I am a Army wife and we are expecting our first baby, a lil boy :D
    I look forward to seeing more from you. Thanks for being awesome!


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