Thursday, August 27, 2009

What a phone ring brings

My brother Brian called last night to see if Phil or I could go over to his house while he took his wife to the hospital to have their third baby!! I love phone calls telling me that a baby is coming - it's so exciting and awesome.
But I discovered something not so exciting and awesome - that I can NOT sleep well without Phil at home. I tossed and turned for a couple hours and then woke up to every little noise.
At 3 am, I heard my bedroom door squeak open and was terrified ~ but it was only Andrew being "scared of the night". And since I was also "scared of the night", I told him to sleep in the bed with me. And we both slept well for the next 3 hours until the other kids started getting up.
I would normally be cranky and miserable from this lack of sleep, but I can't stop being happy because baby Clare was born last night!! I am an Aunt again for the 19th time :)
She is the baby sister to two brothers: Brogan, almost 4 and PJ, one. I know what it's like to have a girl after you have a couple boys, and I am so excited for my sister-in-law!!! I'll post a picture when I get one.
Hope you all are having just as exciting days!


  1. Congratulations!!! I love new babies! The one I am about to have will be #26 on my side of the family-gotta love big families!

  2. Aw congrats! I love big families!

  3. Wow! Congrats to Clare's family!

  4. Congratulations Auntie!

  5. congrats for a new baby! those are the best!! and i'm totally with you.. w/out my hubby in bed... i CANNOT sleep at all!!

  6. this is good news. Congratulations to the entire family!
    Welcome Clare!

  7. OH MY WORD - 19?! Wow! Congratulations Auntie! And I can't sleep when Matt's not here either :)

  8. I'm glad to learn I'm not the only one who sometimes sleeps better when my little ones are in the bed!

  9. How exciting! Congratulations Auntie, 19 times over! And your kids are so lucky to have so many cousins!
    Clare is such a cute name, love it!


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