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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:24 PM
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Look at me, I'm now an aunt!
I'm exhausted because I just got home from my sister's house. We helped her bring her new baby (my new nephew) Hunter home from the hospital today! I've always been absolutely petrified of kids, but I'm getting better at it.

He was born Thursday night at 6:30, and weighed 9 lbs, 1 oz and was 21.5 inches long. The kid is huge, and my poor sister didn't take any painkillers or anything.

So lookee here, DU! I'm an aunt!






and here's me holding him (only the second time in my life I've ever held a baby, and I'm 25):

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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:25 PM
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1. Congratulations, Auntie!
Great pictures!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:26 PM
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2. What a beautiful picture
Congratulations.
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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:40 PM
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3. A great big CONGRATS!!
I know how much joy my nieces have brought to my life. Enjoy!
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:41 PM
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4. I'm not sure who's cuter, you or your nephew :)
He is an adorable little guy though :)
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:00 PM
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6. Aww, you're gonna make me blush.. n/t
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:29 PM
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13. Yay, then your face will be as red as your sweatshirt :)
It's the smile, you just look so danged happy :)
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:33 PM
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14. A "Nintendo" sweatshirt is a *guy magnet*.
Dorky, video game playing guys.. but hey, those are the guys I like anyways. As long as they don't whine when I beat them. I really hate that.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:56 PM
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16. Hehehe, I'd say the smile probably is more of a magnet than the
sweatshirt, but what do I know, I'm just a dorky, video game playing guy :)
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 PM
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18. hey now, just my type..
I worked on a couple of Medal of Honor games (and at another company before, but their stuff isn't as cool, so I don't claim it.)

Actually, I was wearing that sweatshirt tonight when I went to buy some wine and the guy was all "what are you playing now?" like I was a poser or something. I got "GTA San Andreas" for Christmas, so it was cool just to the look on his face. A girl? A blonde? Who plays video games? hehe
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:09 PM
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19. Hehehe. When you say worked on, what do you mean?
You mean in game design, graphics, what? You have my interest now :)

The Medal of Honor games were actually pretty sweet. . . or at least the one I played (Allied Assault and the first expansion, I forget what it was called now). Good stuff!

I've been so tied up with political stuff this year that I haven't dedicated much time to gaming (I did do the whole Doom3 and Half Life 2 thing just because I wanted to see all the new technology though).
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:14 PM
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21. I was a tester
altohough I did almost bumped up to design on the Ghost Recon games at another company.

At EA I specifically did multiplayer stuff.. making sure everything worked okay, all the weapons did what they're suppossed to, you're not able to get up onto a roof and snipe everyone from afar.. that kind of thing.

I really don't play that many games anymore.. I have a PS2 and a Gamecube and I looooove the Silent Hill, GTA, Resident Evil, and Metal Gear games, but I kinda got sucked into this whole world I didn't really expect.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:37 PM
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25. Nice :)
I can relate to getting sucked int a whole world I didn't expect. Been through that a few times :)
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:42 PM
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5. Oy, that's a big, adorable baby.
He's precious! I see where it might be painful for your sister, though. :)

Congratulations!
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:02 PM
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7. Many congratulations!
He's beautiful and his aunt looks very happy! How wonderful for you all :-)
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:03 PM
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8. You're 25 and have only held a baby twice??
That's a shame. Holding a baby is one of the most sublime experiences I've ever had. And rocking one to sleep? Wow! :loveya:
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:13 PM
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11. yep
I grew up in the South and a lot of my friends from high school had babies while I was at college, and then I moved to California, so I only saw the kids when they were already old. I've never wanted kids myself, and just been terrified.

When we got to the hospital after my sister was in labor, I went in to see her and they had this speaker thing hooked up to her so you could hear the baby's heartbeat. It was completely surreal and I was really freaked out by the whole thing. My aunt was also there, and she answered all my questions and stuff (I was raised in the kind of place where, if youre a girl, you're just expected to know everything about children, so I had never asked). I made myself go back in.

I was able to hold him about 10 minutes after he was born (I have a picture of that, too, but didnt post it) and he started crying.. then I held him tighter, and he stopped. It was an amazing, amazing thing for me.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:59 PM
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17. I bet you'll make up for lost time now, though!
I was once involved with a woman who had an 18-month-old. I loved that little guy so much--which, unfortunately, made the eventual break-up all the more painful for me. Still, I wouldn't trade my brief flirtation with daddyhood for anything!
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:11 PM
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20. It was weird
When I was with him yesterday and today, I really wanted to hold him. I've never had much of a maternal instinct, but I just really wanted to hold him, and didn't know why. Oh, well. I also sang him his very first song... the theme to Land of the Lost.
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:16 PM
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22. The one from the first two seasons or the third season?
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:23 PM
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24. First one...
I'm proud... I'm also hoping I can teach him guitar and he'll form an awesome indie rock band.

Of course, his parents want him to work at the Pottery Barn and find good steady work in accounting.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:07 PM
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9. Hello dude.
Listen to your auntie an you will be ok.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:13 PM
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10. awwwww. you're both adorable. congrats, honey. The only
thing better is when someone calls you grandma.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:15 PM
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12. Congrats to you!
What a beautiful baby, and thanks for sharing your happy news with us. :D
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:44 PM
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15. AAAAWWWWW What a cutie!
And the baby is adorable too! lol ;) I was able to be there for 2 of my 3 boys birthings. It sure puts life in perspective for you doesn't it? Give him a hug from me.
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amandae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:18 PM
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23. Congratulations!!
What an adorable nephew you have, too!!

:party: :toast: :party:
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:37 PM
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26. Congratulations!
.. and welcome to the club! I'm an uncle myself to a sweet 1, almost 2, year old girl. And it looks like it's going to be repeated this summer (and I've been asked to be his/her godfather).
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:01 AM
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27. shameless kick because I'm still feeling braggy n/t
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:08 AM
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28. There is no shame in wanting to show off a cute baby.
Kids are in school today, and I have the day off. Time for me to play some T.H.U.G. 2!


How is the baby doing?
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:13 AM
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29. Me too -- on Friday
Except that I don't have any groovy pictures since I'm 250 miles away, and no one has e-mailed the goods. (Baby had to wait a week -- couldn't have decided to be born the weekend I was visiting. Nooooo.) It's a girl: 23 inches, 8 lbs 3.5 oz. It was a fairly quick labor for the first time; less than 12 hours from the first panginess (mama didn't bring her bag to the hospital because she didn't really think she was in labor). Everyone's OK.

And I've got you beat: I'm 32 and have never held a newborn. :cry:
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:16 AM
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30. Ooh, congratulations!
That's awesome- must've been a week for big babies. Holding him was amazing.. it was maybe 20 minutes after he was born, and he started crying. I held him a little tighter, and he stopped. I actually teared up, and here I thought I was dead inside :).
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:19 AM
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31. Congrats!
Being an aunt is one of the best things in the world! I have two nephews and a niece and they are absolutely my favorite people on this planet. :loveya:

:toast:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 09:19 AM
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32. Congratulations Auntie
Many Blessings to Hunter. Yay! :toast:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 10:13 AM
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33. Hey-ho! Congrats, Aunt Noshenanigans! (n/t)
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 10:15 AM
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34. Congrats..and what sweet..sweet pics
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