Of course, I had to make her something special, because nieces don't come along every day...
the yarn that I dyed last week. I found THIS really cute hat pattern, and THIS pattern for booties. The set worked up pretty quickly, and they looked REALLY good in person. They're going to be my go-to baby gift from now on!
This is me and my little Katie-bug!
Brand new babies are extra fun when you don't have to give birth to them yourself... LOL!!!
This is my Mema holding her newest great-grandbaby! They've got a 92 year age difference!!
My mom is the happiest grandma (Pickleberry!) in the world!
The happiest new family in town! New daddy J is already a baby handling pro!!
My sister has been telling me for years (6 to be exact) that having a niece is like no other relationship in the world. While I believed her, I had to take her word for it. Until now! I get it now. She's mine in a different way than my daughter is. I don't have to worry about her rules. I don't have to agonize over her future. I can love her in exactly the place that she's in, for her whole life. It's almost like getting to be a fairy godmother, only better, because she looks like my little sister!!
So, I wanted to introduce you all to her, since I'm sure you're going to be seeing a whole lot of Katie-bug around here. I'm going to take a few days to be with my sister and her family, because this is just the most wonderful thing that has happened in a long time and I want to enjoy every minute of it!