Yesterday we welcomed the newest edition to our family. My sister, Weez, and brother-in-law, Kyle, had their first child - a baby girl. Miss Lorelei arrived to us yesterday afternoon around 3:30pm at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, 19.5 inches long.
I have been an aunt twice before - my brother has two children, now 9 and 11. At first, I couldn't explain why this time around it is more exciting. Maybe because I am in a different phase of my life. Maybe it's because there is this inexplicable link between sisters. Maybe it's because I couldn't stand my brother's wife, and love my brother-in-law. Could be because Lorelei is named after mine and Weez's favorite sitcom of all-time: The Gilmore Girls.
And then I thought some more about a comment a friend of mine made when I told her that my sister found out she was having a girl. "There is some instinct that takes over when a sister has a little girl. It's as if she is your little girl, too." You invite her into the sisterhood, you bring her into the fold. We welcome another strong warrior heart.