Baby Fever

...okay, so I should be clear: do not have baby fever, but it has invaded my universe, and last weekend was the closest I've ever come to contracting it.

Proud mama

Proud mama

Toby's twin sister Addie gave birth to her first child, Carson, a few weeks ago, and Toby and I had planned a trip in advance to be able to meet him. And Oh. My. Goodness. You guys...his face! His smell! His HAIR (have I mentioned that I have a major thing for gingers?)! By the end of the weekend, I was addicted to holding him, and I was so sad when it was time for us to leave.  

Terrifying Uncle Toby

Grandma Kim

Grandma (by relation to uncle's girlfriend, so...my mom) Jerilyn

Daddy

Grandpa Mike and Great-Grandma Noreen

Uncle Vic

I'm still nowhere near ready to have kids of my own, but last weekend was an important step in my development, because this is the first time I have been an (unofficial) auntie. This baby shares genes with the man that I love. And hearing Addie talk about the experience of being pregnant and giving birth was comforting (save a few details...buh), especially when she told me that when all is said and done, it was totally worth it. And I agree, because I mean, well...just look at the result. 

Welcome to the world, Carson Bennet!