Tuesday, March 10, 2009
'A kid today,' she said
Eleven days ago, my brother became a daddy. Lovely baby Jenna burst in on the world a few weeks early with so little labor that her mommy forgot to get her epidural. (Isn't that what happened, Kim?)
We got to see her when she was only hours old, and the three girls who used to be the "babies" of the family were STOKED.
There's something about that perfect tinyness that captures their imagination. After we'd adored my niece as long as new Mommy could take it, we made the reluctant retreat down the elevator and past the gift shop toward the chilling car.
Melía asked, "But baby Jenna is not going to be a kid today? Is she?"
"No, Melía. Not today."
It's going to go too fast, my newly daddified little brother. But thank God, not THAT fast.