The umbilical cord had wrapped around L2's neck twice, but thankfully the doctor was able to perform an emergency c-section and baby and mama are doing really well. My step-brother is over the moon. He is so in love with his kids. It is awesome to see. I hope Big L. is tickled with his new baby brother!
Welcome, Little L!
I am a tad bummed out that Little L. and I don't share the same birthday. At least we are both under the sign of Aquarius. Woohoo!
C. and I have never been very close. When our parents married, he and I lived in the same house for all of four days before I left for college. During my visits getting to know the step-sister who was "away" wasn't really a priority. Football and girls were his primary concern, as they would be any high school boy. There are days when I really regret that we don't know each other better, that our relationship is cordial and polite but not close. Other days I am thankful that our relationship is cordial and polite because at least then it isn't resentful.
I've watched C. grow from a shy, awkward, skinny cowboy to a dedicated, ripped athlete. And now, over the past few years, I've watched him grow into a very adoring, patient, and committed father. It has been a remarkable transformation. He is huge. He played college football. And his is so, so, so very gentle with his babies. I may not know him well, but I am still proud of him and the kind of father he's become.
My sister, T., is due in less than two months. I love being an auntie!