I am back… and I am in love… II

Heyho everybody.
Somebody – that’d be me! – is re-appearing in the blogosphere after a much-too-short, but wonderful time with my family in Germany. I arrived safely back home Saturday night and I’ll give you a recap of my trip a little later this week, but today I need to share the wonderful news.

Yesterday, my sister gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy and I became an aunt.


Greta’s little brother Tom was born healthy and happy on March 14, 2010
at 10.41 a.m. (MET).
He was 53 cm (20.9 inches) long and weighed 3550g (7.83 pounds).

Tom - 14.3.2010 - 53cm - 3550g

He looks a whole lot like his sister and I am kind of bummed that I can’t be there to cuddle with this cutie pie.

I guess, my visit turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Even though I only ended up going  home in March because of my Granddad’s death, I was able to finally celebrate my birthday with my sister again and we also welcomed a new member to our family. I should be thankful for this.

Actually, if you put two and two together, you realize: I left a little less than 24 hours before my nephew was born. Bad timing, I know. I was hoping that he would decide to come into the world while I was  still there, but I guess he wasn’t quite ready to come out on his own. I am not too terribly sad though since I’ll be going back to see him very, very soon (in May).

I am really, really in love with my niece (and god-child) Greta and I am a teeny tiny bit afraid that I’ll always love her a little more than my nephew, just because she was there first… but then I realize: love doesn’t have to be split up, it actually multiplies and I know that I’ll have just as much love for Tom as I have for Greta right now! :)
I can’t wait to meet him in person!

  1. Oh, that is bad timing that you left right before Tom’s birth but at least you have that visit in May to look forward to, right?
    He looks cute as a button. So cute that he has a head full of fuzzy blonde hair.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..A year I never forgot =-.

    1. I can’t wait for May to be here! ;)
      .-= san´s last blog ..I am back… and I am in love… II =-.

  2. OMG – he really looks super cute!
    I’m glad you will be able to see all of them that soon again!
    BTW – happy belated birthday and congratulations to the new member of your family to San and her sis ;)

    1. Thank you, Tanja!
      .-= san´s last blog ..I am back… and I am in love… II =-.

  3. Oh no – you missed him by 24 hours?! That would have been so great for you and your twin sister! Welcome home though! Glad you made it back. John and I had a bet going if you are going to come back at all :-)

    1. So who won the bet? I bet it was John.
      .-= san´s last blog ..I am back… and I am in love… II =-.

  4. Wow, I didn’t know your sister was this far along. Congrats!!!! :) This must have been one intense visit for you with so much going on at the same time.

    That’s great that you are going back in May. Is Jon coming with you? We don’t even know when we will visit my family again. Nothing is planned for this year – we just can’t fit it into our schedules.
    .-= Stefanie´s last blog ..One hundred and six miles. =-.

    1. It was a very intense and emotional visit, but I am so glad I could be there.

      I can’t wait for J and I to go back in May.
      .-= san´s last blog ..I am back… and I am in love… II =-.

  5. Oh, that’s really bad timing. But it’s good that you’re going back in May, so you’ll see him soon.

    Great to have you back in the blogosphere…
    .-= Deia´s last blog ..Sunday Sightings =-.

  6. told you. everthing happens for a reason ;) at the time though, you didn’t wanna believe me.. congrats again auntie sahne and i can’t wait to see you in may!!! HDGDL!
    .-= kim´s last blog ..Protected: perspectives =-.

  7. How wonderful! He is beautiful! I’m glad you and Nina got to be together on your birthday. It only seems right, you know what I mean? I’ve missed you and so I am happy you are back!
    Hugs & Congratulations!!!
    .-= Maribeth´s last blog ..Cleaning, Dackels =-.

    1. I am glad to be back, too. I missed you guys.
      .-= san´s last blog ..I am back… and I am in love… II =-.

  8. This post reminds me that with life comes death. Your grandfather’s death wasn’t in vain. In some ways, he gave life to your nephew and that is a really beautiful thing.
    .-= Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks´s last blog ..BEP =-.

    1. So true, Nilsa.
      .-= san´s last blog ..I am back… and I am in love… II =-.

  9. Welcome back! He’s adorable! I worried that I would love my first nephew, Caden, more than the others just because he was first too but honestly? They’re all so different! There’s more than enough love to go around :D

    1. Thanks you, Holly. I agree, more than enough love for everybody :)
      .-= san´s last blog ..I am back… and I am in love… II =-.

  10. SOOOO CUTE :) I’m so happy for you!!!
    .-= Tinka´s last blog ..We tied the knot! =-.

  11. veeery cute darlin’ congrats to Nina and Dirk!!!! :-)

  12. I am glad you are home safely and congratulations onyour new Neffe!! He is adorable, hope you get to cuddle him soon!

  13. San, I won, since you are back :-)

    1. I have no idea why John would think I wouldn’t come back.

  14. Congrats to your sister! That’s wonderful news! :)
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Breathing out on country roads =-.

  15. Glad you are back safely!!
    .-= terra´s last blog ..Spring has sprung & my stupid first-world complaint =-.

  16. Awww, what a Cutie! Too bad you missed his birth by only a day… Congrats to your sister! Hope the next few weeks are not too stressful for her.

    Little newborns always make me want to have another one but as soon as my 10 month’ old is crying all night I revise that decision! :)

    I hope you are feeling better and life can go back to normal now…

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