"Good morning. E's water broke last night. We are on our way to the Hospital. The baby is on her way. Wanted you to be the first to know. Love, B1(brother number one)."
I wanted to jump out of bed and wake the whole house, the baby was on her way! But it was almost three in the morning and we all had to get up early in the morning, and the baby wasn't actually born yet. So I forced myself to fall back to sleep, despite being all giddy.
When I did fall asleep I dreamt of meeting my new niece over and over again. I first dreamt of meeting her via facetime for the iphone and ipod touch. Then I dreamt they came over to the states just a couple days later and we met in person. I kissed her and cuddled her and she was the most perfect little baby anyone has ever seen. When I awoke I was extremely upset it wasn't real.
Around 6:30 I heard the rest of my house stirring. Still tired and loving the warmth of my bed, I called out to my mother. She had no idea what the excitement was about. "Mom! Have you heard from B1?"
"No, why?... Did they have the baby?"
E wasn't due for a few weeks, but we had been expecting her to pop any day now. She was enormous. But lucky her, just her belly was enormous. It looked like she was hiding a basketball because her face didn't chub up, her arms and legs and even her butt were all still as skinny and as shapely as always. I am pretty sure I will hate her for it when I get pregnant because I am positive every little bit of my body will inflate. Her ankles didn't even swell!
But anyway, we knew the baby was coming any day, so me being awake and asking about my brother at 6:30 in the morning set my mom into excitement as well.
"I don't know if they have had the baby yet, they just said they were on the way to the hospital, they didn't call you?"
"No, but you know what, I woke up around quarter to four and just felt funny so I said a prayer for E because I had a feeling she was having the baby."
My mom is like that, always getting these weird feelings and sending prayers out, hoping they will land on the child that most needs it. It happened when I rolled my car when I was 17. She had a terrible feeling minutes after I left the house on the way to school. She didn't know what was wrong, so she prayed for all of her children. Every part of the minivan was crushed except for right above my head.
My mother skipped downstairs in search of the phone, but there was no answer on my brother's end. "They are probably a little busy, you know, having the baby." My mom said.
An hour later they called, she was about an hour old and absolutely perfect. We planned to skype when they got settled back at home with my other niece.
It was a perfect little sight, my little goddaughter, greeting her new baby sister, just pulled at my heart strings making me wonder why on earth I ever left them. When my goddaughter was born I was there a month later, ready to snuggle and kiss to my hearts content. But now I have to wait until late April. Honestly I have to say, thank the lord for skype!! I do not know what I would do without it. I call them every morning if possible just to see the little one for a moment. Yesterday I watched her get her diaper changed, ridiculous, I know, but it was the most adorable thing, especially with my goddaughter looking on, offering her help and begging to hold her.
Not long after I first saw the baby I texted SIL, it was time for her to hurry up and have a baby, I need a niece or nephew on this side of the ocean!