Yes yes, an entirely personal post. But a happy one. And who doesn’t like sharing happy news?
There’s a baby! In my family! A new baby, for the first time in aaaaaaaaaaaaaages.
Obviously I had warning of this event, but I have been keeping it from blog-people, and most real life-people too, because I am a strong believer that talking about things jinxes them. But now the baby has successfully arrived in the world and I have permission to share the news. Or rather, my sister and brother-in-law said “when do we get a blog post?” which I took as a request for a nice discreet announcement post.
So yes, he’s here. As of 4 days ago. He’s very little, and has hair like Anil Kapoor. That is, it is nice and thick on his head, and also on his shoulders, arms, and back. Little monkey baby.
All of this is based on photos, I have not actually seen the baby yet. Right now at my sister’s two bedroom apartment there is her, her husband, Baby, and my parents. As of tomorrow, it will be her, her husband, Baby, my parents, her mother-in-law, and possibly also her brother-in-law. I decided that the greatest gift I could give as an aunt/sister is to NOT visit.
In further efforts to be a good aunt, I printed up the best photosand put them on my desk at work. And once there is a pretty photo, I might put it as my laptop lockscreen (bumping Shahrukh, there is no greater honor). And I’ll see him someday, Christmas if not sooner. All of that seems like good aunt-ly things to do. And I suppose I will pick up the rest of it as I go along?
Any advice from the aunts out there? At what point does he get cute? How about turning into a good conversationalist? When do I get to introduce him Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire? And what about Shahrukh?