I'm home from Boston. The highlight of the trip, by far, was meeting my beautiful nephew Zachary. He is such a sweetie.
My husband, Zachary's Uncle Scott, is pretty smitten with the little guy too.
I never knew that I could be so head-over-heels in love with such a tiny little person. This whole newborn baby thing is nothing I've ever really experienced this closely and I love it. He's so smooshy and soft and he smells good and when he curled up in my arms and slept for an hour and a half while everyone else napped...my heart grew three sizes that day. I've never really liked babies very much but this one has stolen my heart.
My sister and brother in law are amazing parents. Dana has always been great with kids (which is why she became a pediatrician) and I have seen Mike being wonderful with his nephew, but seeing them with their own child is just incredible. They're so loving and patient. My sister is glowingly beautiful. They were meant to be parents.
My parents are over the moon thrilled to finally be grandparents. My mom is really in her element as a grandmother and absolutely melts whenever she looks at Zachary. (However, I'm having a bit of an inferiority complex as I was the firstborn and now I think she likes the new baby better than me. ;-))
My father...he is in love and has the little boy in his life that he's always wanted since he got "stuck" with two daughters. :-)
I have so much more to tell you...including how I had my absolute worst stuck episode ever, the fun we had with the extended family, our visit to the MIT museum, a couple of wonderful meals, and more...but for now, it is bedtime so that will all need to wait. Goodnight!