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Monday, September 28, 2009

Don't You Just Love New Babies?


Meet my new great-nephew, Eli. He was born last week on Thursday morning - very early morning! He may have already shown his parents that he's pretty stubborn because he was reluctant to come and took his sweet time about it. He likes to be wrapped up tight and rocked and he especially likes for me to sing to him. Puts him right to sleep. Of course, with my voice that could be self-protection.
Here's the question of the day: if Eli is my great nephew, what is his relation to my grandchildren? And don't give me any of that once removed stuff because I will not accept "removed." He's mine and I'm not giving an inch on that. Well, really he is his parents first but then he's mine. Well, maybe he's my sister's grandson second, but I'm sure I'm third on the list. And I know he loves me very much because he arranged to be born in Denver when I was only an hour away on vacation!

23 comments:

Meggie said...

Isn't it amazing how great God's timing can be? I mean, it's not just a coincidence that you guys were in Estes Park when your niece gave birth. My recently retired boss was the king of figuring out how people were related to each other. He'd just free-hand draw out a chart that would go back generations. He always knew the exact term of relation and what the proper term was. -Megan-

Tracy P. said...

Such a sweet photo!

They are second cousins. The "removed" is not in play because they are the same number of generations away from their nearest common ancestors. The children of first cousins are second cousins. And yes, a chart make things nice and clear. I should google that. Anyway, congratulations! He is very handsome!

Marge said...

Just call them "great cousins!" I, too, don't like the removed part. But if he's is your great nephew, then I'd just call them great cousins and be done with it!

Amelia said...

So precious and you got to love and cuddle God's little blessing so soon after his birth. Isn't life Grand!

Mimi said...

I too am a baby fan, nothing better in all the world!

On another note, you are BEAUTIFUL!

Hugs

Needled Mom said...

There is nothing like the soft sweetness of a new baby. He is precious. I have NO IDEA of relationships and don't care to find out. It gets waaaaay too confusing.

Mainly a midwife said...

Congratulations! He's so precious.

Connie W said...

Whatever the connection is, he is one precious little fellow and lucky you to be able to be there and give all those snuggly moments. :)

Angie said...

He's their Second Cousin, of course he is. But as he doesn't come with a label that says so, who cares?

love, Angie, xx

Jacquie said...

You are SO pretty!!

As for the relationship, your new great nephew and your grandchildren are second cousins. Eli is your children's first cousin once removed.

Hope you're having fun on your trip!

Love Bears All Things said...

Well, I see someone else has answered your question. I'll just say I'm envious. There are no little babies in our family at present. You look like you're having fun.
Mama Bear

Alice Grace said...

What a beautiful baby! and you are beautiful! I guess they tell you that all the time! Baby looks so cuddly, doesn't it feel good to cuddle them! Congratulations!

Valerie said...

I have no idea what the answer would be but that is interesting question. Congrats. Eli is beautiful. I do so love babies!!!!
Thanks for getting your granny button! Watch for my give away announcement tomorrow.

Milah said...

Adorable picture!

Michelle said...

He is precious, and you are beautiful too. It was so good to see you again!
be blessed,
Michelle

Sandy said...

Nothing like a sweet, warm newborn! How precious!
BTW, you have gorgeous white/gray hair! Love the style.

Rose Mary said...

Oh, he's adorable and he looks very happy wrapped in auntie's arms!

Molly said...

You look like the cat that got the cream! You're probably even purring! Congratulations!

Joy said...

What a gorgeous pic!!! I'm going to say 2nd cousins too. :o)
Congratulations on Eli's safe arrival!!
Hugs
Joy :o)

Carol said...

Is that Dustin's baby boy? Hooray!! Another leaf on our Tree! I'm claiming him as my 4th cousin -- my grandpa told me there were no odd numbers on the tree except for firsts. Sherry is my first cousin, Dustin is my 2nd cousin and that little bundle of life is my 4th cousin.
I think he is your "grand" nephew, Marnie -- he is on the same branch as your "grand"children. I see that often in my research.

Grammy Staffy said...

I love this picture. Eli is darling and you look beautiful. So sweet. Thanks for sharing...and congrats!

em's scrapbag said...

I don't know how to figure that relations stuff out. But he is family and that's what is important. He is also adorable!

Beth said...

Yeah, I've become a great Auntie myself, but I'm not sure how it works.
Also, this picture is rockin'....you look so beautiful!