Lot 48: My New Niece

May 3, 2012

My New Niece

Avery Jade Tilley

On Tuesday, May 1, my sister  Rachelle had her baby!  She is the most adorable and sweet little thing baby girl I have ever seen.   I was so excited because I had never been around when my sisters had their babies.  When nephew Eli was born in Washington D.C. and my other nephew Lincoln was born in Kansas City so I didn't get to meet either of them until they were 6 weeks old.  I was so excited that I was going to be able to meet my sweet little niece the day she was born because Rachelle lives in Provo!

She looks just like my sister and I can already tell Avery has her mama's fiery spirit.  She  didn't like it at all when they bathed her nor did she like it when the doctor felt her head when she was about to come out.  My sister is tough and fiery, and when I learned she was having a girl, I knew her daughter would be a strong and fiery person like my sister.  And I can already tell like I'm right!  

That's one of the reasons why I love her name.  It sounds like a tough girl name doesn't it?  Especially Jade.  I LOVE the name and think it fits her perfectly.

I had never been around a baby that young before.  She seemed so delicate and tiny and small.  I didn't want to touch her for fear she might break.  

Little baby girl was sleeping the whole time I was there so I haven't seen her eyes yet.  I wanted to wait until she woke up, but I had to go back to work so I left before she woke up. :(

My brother in law Brad. Proud Daddy. :) He is already an amazing father and I can't wait to see he and Avery become close.  I am so grateful my sister chose such a wonderful guy to be the father of my niece.

 I was so grateful Rachelle had an easy labor.  It was pretty fast and she didn't have any problems.  Rachelle tried to nurse Avery and my little niece started to cry.  It broke my heart hearing her cry.  She was so peaceful, and then Rachelle tried to nurse and she started screaming.  It startled me and all I wanted to do was hold her until she stopped. 

Her she was stretching!  Rachelle said this is exactly what she did in the womb.  She would stretch her legs just like this!  

I can't get enough of her!  I started missing her right after I left the hospital!  I've said this before and I'll say it again.  I am constantly surprised how I love my niecephews. (Niece and Nephew.  I can say this now! My first niece!)  I didn't think it was possible to love anybody this much!  And in a few weeks, I will have another nephew because my other sister Andrea is due!  And then on Mother's Day, my sister is coming to visit from Kansas City with my nephew Lincoln!  I can't wait to have all my niecephews all together and hold all of them.

Avery and I will be best friends.  I can't wait to have tea parties with her, play dress up, pretend we are princesses, put makeup on, and go shopping!  We will be best friends and I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting about Avery. I could read about her and look at photos all day. I can't wait to meet her and for us all to be together. I've said it before, but I'll say it again. You look absolutely radiantly beautiful and thrilled to be holding her. Love you!


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