My niece has arrived

I seldom write blog posts that are not technical in nature but this one just has to happen. On Friday, July 12th at 5:11AM EST, my sister gave birth to Reece Alexandra Smart. This is my first niece born of my blood. She was 7 lbs 3 oz and 19 inches long. My sister has dreamed of being a mother since she was very young. I, on the other hand, have loved being an aunt for most of my adult life. I have many nieces and nephews on my husband’s side of the family and we have a great time with them. Reece lives 20 minutes from us and rather than ‘growing up’ with her, we will just be ready to spoil the pants off her and make her mom and dad regret giving us the freedom to do it. 🙂

Welcome to the world ‘littlest one’. I gave her this nickname because my sister has always been my ‘little one’. As I was leaving the hospital today I said ‘bye little one’ and Aron answered with ‘bye AuntT’. I let her know I was referring to her and hence the nickname ‘littlest one’ came about. That is kinda long. Will have to come up with a new one for Reece as she grows up.