I was so excited to be an aunt when Danielle told me she was pregnant back in February. The thought of getting to be the cool relative and watch him grow up was just plain awesome. Now that he is here, I can't believe how much I love him. I just think he hung the moon and want to snuggle him all day long.
My dad said something this weekend that stuck with me. He said a mother's love of her newborn child is one of the closest examples of Christ's love for us. Here you have this baby who hasn't really done anything to deserve love, yet you love him unconditionally. I'm not even his mother, but that comparison is cool to think about, and it's amazing how much I can love a baby that isn't my own. I'll be honest, he feels like mine! ;)
Parker loves being an uncle and is soaking up all the Facetime dates with his new nephew! This is the first new baby on either side of the family in quite some time, so Parker and I are really getting a taste of what life will look like with a new baby for the first time. I know it's not going to be a cake walk, but man are we excited for February! Our son will be just about 5 months younger than our nephew, so they will be in the same grade in school and hopefully grow up being really close friends. So fun!
Here's a picture from the hospital just a couple of hours after sweet baby E was born! He is already the best baby, and how does Danielle look so amazing hours after giving birth? Motherhood looks good on her, that's for sure!