Friday, June 5, 2009

In Which I Am Going To Be An Uncle

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.

28 Comments:

Laura said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. No matter how it makes you feel about your own decision... you will absolutely adore your little niece!

areason2write said...

wow - congrats!

Moonspun said...

Congrats uncle! It will all be well and good. And not knowing how you are going to feel? Well that's kind of the way it goes with kids! Trust me!

Employee No. 3699 said...

How exciting! Uncle BAG...it has a nice ring to it.

Daddy Files said...

Uncle Badass?? That's such a cool nickname. Be it resolved today, I shall refer to you as Uncle Badass for all of eternity.

Congratulations and post some pics when you get a chance. Just remember, most newborns are ugly as sin and resemble wrinkled alien creatures from the abyss.

Athena. said...

Oh, congratulations! Thats so wonderful and exciting :))
Teehee, Uncle Badass made me laugh,
and your blog's name is one of the coolest!

Nej said...

Uncle Badass is possibly the coolest nickname ever. Everyone will be jealous! :-)

Congrats!!!!

lovelila said...

Congrats!!! That's exciting! :)

mrssoup said...

Congrats! And this may help your wife get a taste of baby until your ready.

Being an uncle is amazing! I wish her an easy and smooth labor and birth!

Children of the Nineties said...

Congratulations, I hope she has an easy delivery. Being an uncle or aunt is the best, you can spoil them rotten and undo all their parents well-intended rules before you get to return them to someone else at the end of the day :)

Kim said...

Congratulations!
Perhaps if she gets to see one of those joyous newborn tar poops her desire for her own baby will wane a bit. Ick.

Aunt Becky said...

I *love* crotch parasites. Many congrats! I'm dying to have nieces and nephews, so yeah, I'm kind of seething with envy.

Mad Woman said...

Congrats! Feelings will come later...a whirlwind of them. Have fun with your niece!

Isabella said...

Congrats on the uncle status...and good luck to your sister! :)

Miss Grace said...

SQUEE!

FrankandMary said...

HaHaHa. Say congrats to the Boss for me.(because) You are sooooooo going to want to be a dad...damn soon.
~Mary(says the 44 year old woman with no children, BUT...I can sense it)

Tony said...

Congratulations - being an uncle ROCKS!!!

Jewels said...

How exciting!!

Kat said...

Yay for everyone! How did it all go??

Badass Geek said...

To All: My sister was given medication to start the induction process Friday morning at 7am. By 5pm there was little to no progress, so they stopped the induction medications to let her rest. The plan was to try again Saturday morning (today).

However, during the night, she started going into labor, and by about 4:30am today the 6th, my niece was born. The baby is healthy, and my sister is doing well. As of right now, that is all that I know.

I'll post a picture or two when I can. Thank you all for your support!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Congrats to your sister! And being an Aunt/Uncle is great. I love being able to give the little crumb grabbers back to their real mommies and daddies.

Cant Hardly Wait said...

congratulations! I hope all went well!

Tony said...

Congratulations to your family - here's sending all my best to you guys. She's going to be your little princess - you'll see. I have two and it's great.

MIT Mommy said...

Congratulations, Uncle Badass! That is very awesome.

Prometheus said...

Congratz on the safe delivery. Keep us posted :)

Cape Cod Gal said...

Congrads Uncle BadAss and Auntie Boss!!!

Don't rush into it, babe! I'm right there with you in the "holy shit, what should I do"!

daria said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting! Congrats to you, your sister, and the family. I hope you'll love being an uncle!

Chris Mancini said...

Holding "A" baby doesn't usually change how guys feel about having kids. Holding "YOUR" baby will. So try and relax a little. :)

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