Sunday, April 21, 2013

Katie-bug has arrived!

My niece is finally here!!  This is Mimsey's cousin, Katie-bug!

And this is my sister S, not to be confused with my sister-in-law S (LOL!).
Of course, I had to make her something special, because nieces don't come along every day...

I was so excited to get to use some of 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!



  1. Hi There, She's sooo tiny!!! I am sure there is a whole lot of spoiling going to happen!!! Enjoy her!!! And congrats to the new parents and the rest of the family!!!

  2. Awesomesauce! Yes, being an aunt is a super-duper-cool thing! So glad they're all fine, and they look great! Mucho congratulations to all.
    That hat and booties are BEAUTIFUL! What a fantastic way to use that yarn: special one-of-a-kind yarn for a special little cutie.
    ENJOY enjoy enjoy!

  3. Congratulations to all on the new member of the family! Do savor every minute you can with the little one. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
    I'm particularly moved by seeing your Mema with her newest g-g-baby :P Your Mema and my own dear Dad are the same age. I've read a little about your caregiving experiences, and have that in common with you. (Though your 'story' is a little different in that you are taking care of her at this time in your life; much younger than we are my hero for doing so!)
    Anyway, my sister is now my Dad's primary caregiver. Although at times it can be the hardest job in the world, it is one that we both wouldn't trade for anything.
    Our Dad has myriad health problems and dementia, however his great-grandchildren bring him such joy and peace - it is remarkable. Truly a gift from God to surround him at his age with little ones.
    You can see in your Mema's face her love for little Katie. God bless you, your sister, your whole family and brand new little Katie-bug!(Sorry to go on for so long...!)

  4. She is beautiful, congrats

  5. Hi I am new here. My CJ was 5 lbs 4 ozs and 19 inches long so tiny too.. gee that was 36 years ago. I miss holding the wee ones. She is so sweet your lil Katie Thank you for sharing her.... can't wait to see the pictures of you have of her growing up as she is now 6 going on 7 soon. I hope you still are around. I am hoping you come back soon.


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