Thursday, June 08, 2006

My New Niece!!! and Poetry Thursday

This poem has been running through my head (of course it's Shel again!!)

I Won't Hatch!

Oh, I am a chickie who lives in an egg.
but I will not hatch, I will not hatch.
The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg,
But I will not hatch, I will not hatch.
For I hear all the talk of pollution and more
As the people all shout and the airplanes roar.
So I'm staying in here
where it's safe
and it's warm.

Shel Silverstein

The reason it's been in my head is that my brother and sister- in- law seem to have waited extra-long for their daughter to arrive. She didn't seem to want to be born. But after some nagging and assistance yesterday, SHE'S HERE!! I am an aunt for the very first time!! Her name is Helen and I am just itching to get home to see her!! Three weeks and counting!!

P.S. I have permission to show her off - here she is, all new and wrinkley!!


Caroline said...

Congratulations on your aunthood!

And that's a charming poem which strangely reminds me of when one of my brother's was being potty trained... odd how these connections pop in!

Jamie said...

How exciting! Congratulations on becoming an Aunt. Little Helen is a very lucky girl to have such a wonderful, loving presence in her life!

chiefbiscuit said...

Congratulations Aunt - and I love the poem - so fitting.

Jennifer said...

congrats! perfect poem selection!

deirdre said...

Congratulations, first time auntie! It's an amazing, soul-connecting experience. I have eight nephews, two nieces, and another on the way. I love these children. Auntie is a good thing to be.

M said...

Congratulations!! Being an auntie is so much fun!! And you will get to see her soon, too, how exciting!I'm so glad it all went well and everyone's healthy.
Love Shel!

Kerstin said...

Auntie Megg, congratulations! Love that poem, I can identify with that chickie. And well done on your 5K, that is a tremendous achievement!

tara dawn said...

Oh, she is so beautiful! Congrats Auntie Meg! And I am so excited that you are getting to go home and visit soon.
I promise I will email soon...I have not forgotten.
Sending big hugs and love,

Susannah said...

oh, Auntie Meg, she is just *adorable*!

paris parfait said...

Felicitations on becoming an aunt! Babies bring such joy and hope into our worlds. Great poem befitting the special occasion, as well!

Laini Taylor said...

She's so cute! Congratulations! It's great you're going to get to go home soon. And the name Helen is darling. Yay!

Alexandra S said...

I love being an auntie of three-welcome to the club Auntie Megg! (Mine actually do call me "Auntie Alex!") Its such a joyous job- no discipline or hard work really, our only job is to love and indulge and sprinkle them with love and ogles. And shes so sweet and beautiful. & I'm so happy for you that you get to go home soon. I know its going to be so good for you-you're in the homestretch!

Cate said...

Ohh, congratulations! You'll be the best auntie!

And can I just tell you how lovely, how perfect she is?! Nah, I don't need to tell YOU!

P.S. My husband's grandmother is named Helen, too. I think it's a beautiful name!

chest of drawers said...

She´s beautiful! Congratulations Aunt Meg!

Yolanda said...

Congratulations on your new neice. I know she will be the light of your life.

Letha Sandison said...

Meg, she is beautiful!!! How fun, to be an aunt!!



Anonymous said...

Being an aunt is the BEST! I love it!

Congratulations...she is beautiful!!


liz elayne said...

this just makes my heart so happy.
beautiful. welcome to the world baby helen!

HoBess said...

and beautiful and peaceful and hopeful oh to capture all the emotions a picture like this brings! Glad all are doing well!

Jeff Davidson said...

Dave passed me along your blog site and i just got a peek at it today. CONGRATULATIONS AUNT MEG. She is sooooo cute (your bros, sent me pics). And I'm sure she can't wait to meet her Aunt either. Hope all is well. peace Jeff Davidson