My uterus is throbbing!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
My uterus is throbbing!
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Sun, 10-30-2011 - 9:57pm
It wants to be used!

I just got home from visiting my new baby niece. She was born on Thursday. She was 6 pounds, but seems much, much tinier! Newborn clothes are too big, so I got her some preemie onesies that should fit. This child has no chub on her at all!

So now I want one even more! I don't think my sister will let me take hers. Apparently labor wasn't all that bad for her. The baby practically slid out. I sure hope she doesn't decide she wants another one soon. I don't think I can handle her having two before I have one!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Sun, 10-30-2011 - 10:46pm

Congratulations Auntie!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2005
Sun, 10-30-2011 - 11:06pm

I feel for you Shy, I know how it feels, I've been there a few years ago and that's why I made a baby with my ex with whom I've never been happy....

I am happy now though, eventhough it's difficult to be raising my son alone (the ex is in another country).

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-15-2009
Sun, 10-30-2011 - 11:27pm
I went through the same thing with my younger sister too, she now has 3 to my 0. I often feel like the biggest lo ser. Although my sister did start at 30... so she didn't just have one at a young age. I feel for ya, seeing them is really wonderful and painful at the same time. I often wonder what I did to deserve nothing and have to continue to fend for myself while she lives in a huge house where her bedroom suite is about the size of my apartment.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Sun, 10-30-2011 - 11:30pm

Anita, I think the statistics bear this out:

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-15-2009
Sun, 10-30-2011 - 11:35pm
Please pardon me for not congratulating you.. I am sure you will truly love your niece.. you will love being an aunt.
Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 10:36am

Thanks, Marina.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 10:38am

What did your sister name the baby?

You know, everybody needs a favorite aunt--for now, you could have the fun parts of being with a baby and not the not fun parts like getting up in the middle of the night.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 10:43am

I've actually been an aunt for 22 years, and a great-aunt for 2.5 years.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-1999
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 3:37pm
Congrats! I thought of you the other night. There was a documentary on PBS about cryogenically frozen sperm. It wasn't so much about the spermies, as it was the donor and their offspring. It was so interesting. Anyway, despite the fact that I would love to share the entire story with all reading, I will only inform you that the mothers were able to go online, select all of the characteristics they wanted the donor to bear, with a simple check mark, and then the cryo folks shipped the sperm to them, personally, via FedEx. If the program explained what happened between the woman signing for the sperm, and their child asking: "Who's my daddy?" then I must have exited the room during that time...but it seemed to elude to the fact that it was done by the women, alone, at home. I just Googled, and apparently, one can order artificial insemination kits and do it themselves, with the help of a friend or partner.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 1:19am

Shy,

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