Sunday, July 30, 2006

Brotherhood: Day 1

Will The Newborn Nephew is 21 inches long. By football season we will be able to use him to mark off yardage.

Obviously, he is, of course, extraordinarily cute. Note the mittens on his hands. They are to keep him from scratching himself on the face, which as you can see he's already done once or twice. Dude! Will! Stop hitting yourself, man.

After I hung up the phone with my mother when she called with the news that the baby was out and properly furious, I thought of Jim The Small Child Nephew, slumbering in the bliss of ignorance just a few miles from where his newborn brother lay. "His entire universe," Josh The Pilot said, "is about to change."

Such as the revelation that he is no longer the center of it. We were all anxious about how this would go, and left the announcement to his father. Jim was clutching his naked doll baby at the time, so the moment seemed opportune:

BRITTON THE BROTHER-IN-LAW: James, you're going to be a big brother.
JIM: ...
BRITTON THE BROTHER-IN-LAW: James, Mommy has Baby Will now.
JIM: (smashes head of baby doll against the wall)

In short, this is going even better than expected.

aunt Beth again at: mb@blondechampagne.com

14 comments:

kelebek }{ said...

Wellcome Will! He is adorable. Congrats :)

Anonymous said...

Yesssssss! Another future Domer!

halcyon said...

To prevent jealousy on my part when my baby sister was born, my parents told me upon bringing her home: "She's yours!" It worked - except for the fact that now that I am 39 years old and my sister is 38 I still think she's my responsibility :-) But we've had the best friendship two sisters can have!
COngratulations on the new ray of sunshine in your life, mb!

amy lou the reader said...

Will is precious!

Cbell said...

Will is by far the most beautiful nephew... born in his age range (I am an aunt too, you know!)

audrey said...

Congratulations to all! He's so precious.

Jules said...

*swoon*

:-)

gryphonesse said...

congrats! He's adorable. Your sister and brother in law make some fine looking colts! You must be a super-proud auntie!!

red pill junkie said...

Muchas Felicidades! :-)

Stacey said...

Congrats, Aunt Beth! Will is adorable!! :)

tamar said...

Only one question:

Since when is he Britton again, instead of Country?

Just curious.

Congrats to all!!

mike, surrounded by new babies said...

Judging by the size of his outfit, they must have expected Will to be the size of a Volkswagen.

He is adorable, though.

SusannahS said...

What a cutie pie! Congrats to all!!

ShannJ said...

Oh MB, he's just adorable!!! What a sweet little man! Congrats to the proud aunt (and the proud parents and big brother)!

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