Say "Uncle!"  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2116 posts
5/23/2006 7:14 am

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Say "Uncle!"

I am (once again) a new uncle. My brother and his wife delivered a healthy boy sometime around 2:00EST Monday night.

I had been anticipating watching a webcast of some Hawaiian chick doing, I dunno, a donkey show or something, but I got the call a few minutes before she was to go on the air and had to bolt.

Now, he isn't my first nephew; he has an older brother, "The Boy", who coincidentally turned six on the same day (probability of this = 1 in 365.25, or 0.27. I also have another brother who has two boys. But this one is different. This is the closest to birth I've ever come. For the other three, I was either in Florida or another hemisphere. (Wondering if that's redundant.)

I was actually assigned a task for the birth, I wasn't going into the delivery room, but I was to watch over The Boy in the waiting room. So I was there when mom & baby were wheeled out, and I was there outside the window with dad as they weighed him, gave him his shots, etc. And I was there a few hours later when baby could be held, and so I did.

I'll spare you the "He's so beautiful, so perfect," dreck; but he is. When I'm holding the little guy, all my cynicism, misanthropy, contempt... it all goes the way of a bad sandcastle at high tide.

They gave him my middle name; that is to say his middle name is the same as my middle name. But it's a bigger deal than it would seem, since as some of you know, I go by my middle name since my parents didn't have the foresight to recognize the most common derivative of my first name + my last name = something really ridiculous.

My moms assisted in the delivery since she's an Ob/Gyn nurse. This also has significance to me, since when I was born (at the same little hospital), the doctor didn't make it in time and my grandmother, my moms's moms who was the head nurse of the hospital, delivered me.

Spent my 20s and early 30s thinking I didn't want children, but now? I dunno. I do know that right now, my nefs are the most important thing in my life.

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
5/23/2006 9:34 am

From the moment I first saw the bubble picture in its entirety, there was no doubt in my mind that you'd make a wonderful dad.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:04 am:
Thank you wahine. I probably would. Don't know if I will. And that's OK.

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
5/23/2006 9:37 am

btw, I loved this post. And congratulations, Unc.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
5/23/2006 12:52 pm

You old softie....

Ohhh, now you got me wondering about your name and the derivation therof.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
5/23/2006 4:05 pm

I love babies, other peoples!
Congrats Uncle!


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:04 am:
Thank you!

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
5/23/2006 6:42 pm

Hey, congratulations. You're a better man than I, I refuse to hold babies. I'm too afraid I'll drop them. Bouncing baby boy is a misnomer.

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:08 am:

When The Boy was born, I was terrified to hold him as well as all previous babies I'd encountered. I learned though that babies aren't as fragile as I'd feared.

This one? I just scooped him right up.

sexyeyes375 47F

5/23/2006 7:03 pm


I really liked this post, too. sweet, sincere, honest... warm. enjoy.

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:09 am:
Thank you very much, SE.

ArtisticTwist75 41F
2505 posts
5/24/2006 12:57 am

congrats. I'm a new Aunt again so I can relate.


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:10 am:
Congratulations to you Arti!

rm_bucfannn 61M/60F
2110 posts
5/24/2006 5:35 am

Congrats on the arrival of your newest nephew.

I have no kids, but, I do have a nephew and two nieces. My sister's kids (nephew - 26, and niece - 24), are basically like my own. I helped her raise them after her husband, (their father), died before his 31st birthday. My niece and I share a special bond. The kid is just like me, (oh boy), and will still confide in me instead of her mother.

I'm the 'cool" Auntie...

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:14 am:
Thank you BF!

Is a little tough being the "cool" adult and still maintain authority... at least that's how I perceive it. They may think of me as both regardless of how silly I am. I dunno.

spinmedown 49M
3626 posts
5/24/2006 11:33 pm

All I can say is...

Very Cool, Man!

Most people are other people... FUCKING CHARACTER LIMIT!!! ~Oscar Wilde

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:23 am:
Thank you very much SMD.

rm_rsp54 58F
531 posts
5/25/2006 4:20 am

Congratulations!!! May we call you Uncle VooDoo?

Enjoy them while they are young. Little ones are like sponges...they absorb everything, learn amazing amounts of stuff in short periods of time.
And they love and adore you without qualifications.

Calling the big brother "The Boy", cracked me up. When my niece(who is closer to my age) had kids, her daughter reffered to my sons as "The Boy and the Big Boy"

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:24 am:

I think I started calling him The Boy as an homage to Bart & Homer.

redmartinigirl 43F

5/28/2006 11:21 pm

Congrats there Uncle Voodoo! I enjoy being the biological Aunt Martini to 3 nefs and one amazing niece and to another niece and nephew of the heart. I was there when all 4 of the biological ones were born and it really is an amazing experience... dunno myself about being a parent, but seeing them and remembering that feeling does make me think again about it. Anyway, enjoy these precious moments, Unc!

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 4:30 am:
Aunt Martini! That's wonderful!

Thank you much.

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