Posts Tagged ‘cousin’

Babysitting Ben

November 17, 2009 1 comment

I can’t believe it’s already been 10 months since Emmett was born, yet it still seems like so long ago.  This past Sunday, James, Emmett and I went to Shawn and Sara’s to babysit one-month old Ben while they went out for a lunch date, and it seemed like such a flash back.

I also realized how much easier it is to look after a one-month old than it is a 10-month old.  My gosh!  It’s crazy to think about how our lives have evolved in 10 months.

Ben, Emmett

Checking out his cuz

Ben, Pamela

Sleepy Ben


James, Ben

James pacifying Ben


Oh, what Shawn and Sara are in for in 9 months …

Age Timer: 10 months


Welcome Baby Benjamin!

October 9, 2009 2 comments

Benjamin Alec finally graced us with his presence yesterday afternoon, following a 2-day long induced labor and subsequent C-section (phew!).  Mother, father and baby are all doing well despite their excruciating exhaustion.

Congrats to new parents, Sara and Shawn – you two were definitely troopers!  Ben clocked in at 8 lbs., 11 oz. and 21.5 inches long at 2 weeks late.

Now for a look at the handsome little fellow …

Baby Ben

Baby Ben

Daddy Shawn with Son Ben

Daddy Shawn with Son Ben

Uncle James

Uncle James (Officially!)

Me and Little Ben

Me and Little Ben

Cousin Meets Cousin (An Attempt)

Cousin Meets Cousin (An Attempt)

Age Time: <1 day

Welcome My New Nephew, Gus!

July 7, 2009 3 comments
Sleepy Gus

Sleepy Gus

It’s official – little Rus Gus has finally made his debut into the world!  The blond Russel Augusten Nutter was born this afternoon, breathing his first fresh breath of air at 2:26 p.m.  That’s right, no more swimming around for the little guy.  And I must say, he’s quite a handsome little guy at that.  Though Gus was born via an unexpected C section due to his breech position, the operation went smoothly and Adrienne, Mac and the Gusbuster are all happy and well.

Some stats:

Birthday: July 7, 2009

Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz.  (on 7/7!)

Length: 20.6 inches

Apgar Scores: 8 and 9 (same as Emmett’s!)

I’m super excited to be an aunt, and I can tell Emmett is chomping at the bit for his new cousin to be his playmate as well.  Congrats, Mac and A!  Can’t wait to meet the little trouble maker 🙂

Naked Gus

Naked Gus

Gus and Adrienne

Gus and Adrienne

Gus Age Timer: 7 hours, 20 minutes

Emmett’s First Cousin – It’s a Gus!

February 6, 2009 5 comments
Adrienne & her bump

Adrienne & her lovely baby bump

It’s official – as far as the medical people can tell, Adrienne and Mac’s little Nutter butter is apparently blue-flavored.  It looks like Team Gus (as opposed to Team Fiona) is the victor.  Emmett’s very first cousin is going to make a great little playmate at family events.  I’m pretty sure if Em were old enough to understand that there was going to be another little boy his age in the family, he’d be thrilled.

its-a-gus1Congrats, Mac and A!  We can’t wait to meet him!

Age Timer: 3 weeks

Baby Lump’s First Cousin Is On The Way!

December 5, 2008 4 comments

My oldest sister, Adrienne, is pregnant!!!

Can you tell I’ve been holding this in for a while?  Ever since she told me about about a month ago, I’ve basically been harassing her via phone and Facebook message about when I was allowed to blog about it.  Well, I’ve finally gotten the green light, and I’m ridiculously excited!

the mommy- and daddy-to-be

the mommy- and daddy-to-be

The baby will be Adrienne and my brother-in-law, Mac‘s first.  Their due date is July 11, so it looks as though Baby Lump is going to have a cousin very close in age, which I think is awesome.  While it is a bit of a bummer that Baby Nutter (Mac and Adrienne’s last name is Nutter) will be stationed far away in Michigan, it will still be nice for the two rugrats to have each other’s company at least during family gatherings.  And although Baby Lump will have bragging rights as the first grandchild in our family, I can bet both babies will be spoiled equally by both the grandparents and great-grandparents.

What I can’t bet on, though, is that A’s pregnancy will be anything like mine.  As far as I can tell, she’ll be finding out Baby Nutter’s flavor ASAP.  And the natural childbirth route?  Fuhgetaboudit!  Either way, I’m going to be a mother and an aunt all within less than a year – how exciting!


Congratulations, Adrienne and Mac!  May your 9 week old tadpole grow into a lovely little Nutter Butter :o)

Nutter Oven Timer: 8 weeks, 6 days

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