Today, at 7:00am EST, my older sister, who is almost two weeks past her pregnancy due date, will be checking herself into the hospital to be induced. At some point later today, I will be an uncle.
And having said that, I am sort of at a loss for words.
I am nervous for my sister and my brother-in-law. I am nervous for my mother, who has been making herself sick with worry and anxiety over the past couple of weeks. Selfishly, I am nervous for myself because I am unsure of how seeing this brand new child is going to affect The Boss and her desire for a baby. I wish I could say that my thoughts on the matter won't change after seeing and holding my niece for the first time, but to be honest with you... I'm not sure.
At this point, though, that doesn't matter. What will happen will happen. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a safe and easy delivery, and that I'll get to see my new niece later on tonight.