Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The best post I will ever post in all of posting-dom

If you're my facebook friend you know that I HAVE A NEPHEW!!!!!
His name is William Scott Bennit. Let me show you the first pic I ever saw of him and then I will tell you a story filled with pictures.


Here's a part of the story. Two weeks ago I was reading before sleep and got a phone call at 10:30 from my brother-in-law, which was odd b/c it was so late. I'd had this feeling for a week or so, but I didn't wanna say anything to anyone, but I didn't wanna say anything b/c you know...
Brian told me to hang on a sec so that he could get Julie Rae on the line. Then they went back and forth about who was gonna tell me. At this point I'm thinking to myself JUST TELL ME THAT I HAVE A NIBLING, ALREADY!! Somehow I knew.
Julie told me that I had a nephew, that he was 8lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long. I'm sobbing so hard that I'm gasping for breath, I'm like HYPER. VENTILATING.
Why? might you ask. My sister wasn't pregnant. She and Brian have had fertility issues in their 8 years of marriage. So this was a zero to 100 deal. She's the only sibling that's married, and the other three of us do as Mormons do and don't do anything before marriage.

I got to meet him the next day.
SO. MUCH. ANTICIPATION.
I had totally lost it at this point. How could I not? I love him so much.

Because he's the best.
I went from not being an aunt to meeting my nephew in a 14 hr span.

William is Brian's middle name. Scott is after my brother and Brian's brother, Brent Scott, who passed away two years ago. Bennit is my mom's dad's name.


Julie and Brian have had so much heartache that they only told a few people that they'd been selected by the birth parents--not even their siblings knew. Here's the kicker: THEY found out 18 days before William was born. The birth parents wanted to be sure. William was born about three weeks before the estimated birth date, too. Although the doctors are positive that the date was wrong b/c he shows signs of being full term.
William with his momma.

More pictures you say? Here we go:

William going home.

William and a binky!

A couple of Fridays William got to go home with his parents, and I got to go over that night to hang out with him again. There were three of us (now FOUR!) in Georgia, so I'm kinda spoiled with my William time.




When he's fussing a bit all you have to do is rub a couple of fingers across his forehead and he calms right down. It's like magic.

Wait! You want videos? I can provide.
video

That was the first video I ever took of him. We were chilling in the nursery at the hospital.

Oh? You wanna see him yawn? OK.

video


I think that maybe that's enough for one blog post. I'm sure I will post about how I got to babysit him a few days later and will share the poopsplosion story.


OK, one last picture:


I love him so much.

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

I have long felt the lack of a gender neutral word for sobrino in English. I wonder if we could get nibling to catch on?

Cindy said...

So very sweet, Aunt Vanessa!

Vanessa Swenson said...

Nibling isn't of my making, thus I believe that it is slowly catching on...

Jessica said...

I'll use the word "nibling" regularly if you give me a solid one-sentence definition.

Loooove the yawn video.

Vanessa Swenson said...

Nibling: gender-neutral term for the child of a sibling or sibling-in-law.

Status: drastically underused

Kris McLain said...

Congratulations!! That's sooo exciting!

Carylee said...

You're a great Aunt....so happy for you and your sister and brother-in-law.
Have fun it looks like you have that under-control...LOL
thanks for the pictures

Gordo said...

can i get an IPA transcription for nibling? is it with an [i] or [I]?

Gordo said...

wow, i didnt realize i had a blog account. gordo=jordan, just so you know...

rantipoler said...

Love, love, love, love love. What more can I say?

Rachel said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Vanessa Swenson said...

Jordan, I knew it was you from the first comment. You had me at IPA.
[I], like in giblets.