Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm an aunt!

Six hours ago Elijah James Brigham was born. My baby sister has a baby! In the midst of labor Emily sent this email:

Well we think it is that time. I do believe that my water has broke and off we go.
Todd, Emily, and ELI

And five hours later Eli came into the world, a healthy 8 pounds 1 ounce and 21.5 inches long. Isn't he a good looking boy?! He was born on Armistice Day (aka Veterans Day), a day of peace when World War 1 ended. Maybe that will be a glimpse into his future calling.

When I got the news, I was so excited, then I started to cry. It surprised me that I reacted with such emotion. I didn't think it would bother me that I would be so sad about not being there. If I were in the States, I wouldn't be in Wisconsin where Todd, Emily, and Eli are anyway. But it's moments like this, when big things happen back home to people I love, that living far away is tough. Regardless of the distance, I'm right there in spirit.

Emily and Todd, I'm so happy for you and so proud of you! I can't wait to meet Eli in person, but that's about seven months away, so skype me when you're settled. I love you so much!


  1. Aww... congratulations Auntie Kim! I've been wondering when that little boy was going to come into the world. Be sure to post pictures when you get some!

  2. He is so beautiful. Congratulations and blessings to all. Love ya'.


  3. YAY! You're an Aunt! Congrats! As an experienced Auntie myself I can say that being an aunt r-o-c-k-s! :) *hug*

  4. Congratulations Auntie Kim! I bet it was hard to be so far from home. Thinking of you lots.


  5. Kim, that's fabulous news! Congrats! Emily and family look so good and happy!!!!!

  6. So awesome! I have to admit I was a bit shocked to see she'd had the baby. Has it been that long already?

    Also, just wanted to let you know that I was super prolific on my blog this last week/weekend, so if you're interested, there's plenty to read. My creativity has been peaked, so I'm hoping to be posting a bit more often. At least while it lasts! But we'll see.

  7. ME TOO! Brad and Carrie had little West Harris on Sunday at 2am so I'm an auntie now too!