Come on baby niece, I’ve waited years for you

Ever since I can remember, I have always questioned my brother ‘When am I going to be an aunty?’  Likewise, he would ask the same about becoming an uncle.  I think our parents had given up on being grandparents all together!

Charlie met Brooke a couple of years ago around Christmas time.  I recall Charlie sending me a photo of Brooke ice-skating and suggesting that he had met someone rather special.  Charlie never did that!  Over the next few months we all got to know Brooke and she quickly became part of the family along with her handsome boy Harry.

In May last year, the family were very happy, but more so surprised, to learn that Trevor and I were expecting.  The following January, at the age of 32, I gave birth to Captain Jack.  Four weeks after Jack’s big arrival, we travelled to London to introduce him to my crazy family and uncle Charlie got to meet his long-awaited nephew for the first time.

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It was cuddles all round and when we all finally took a seat, catching up as usual, Brooke presented me with a gift for Jack.  I dug straight in to the gift bag to reveal a gorgeous outfit for Jack but everyone laughed.  ‘Read the card’ Charlie insisted!

I burst into tears immediately and gave Brooke and Chaz a huge hug.  I couldn’t believe it, they was expecting a baby too.

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It is now September and not only does it mean that Jack has recently turned 7-months old but it also means that I am going to be an aunty to MY gorgeous niece very soon.  Brooke is due this week and the family wait with excitement.  I cannot help but reminisce on how excited and impatient I was when Jack was due.  Its a magical time for sure.

Trevor asked Charlie last week whether he was looking forward to his ‘two weeks off’ and Charlie replied that he was looking forward to the rest.  We all laughed – good luck with that one!  One thing is for sure, I’m going to be so proud to finally see Charlie with his baby girl in his arms.

So, good luck to Charlie, Brooke, Harry and baby bump, I wish you every happiness in the world.  Thank you so much for making me an aunty.  I cannot wait to meet her xx

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Lisa x

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32 Comments

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    Jaime Oliver
    September 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

    awww bless what a really magical time for you all … good luck to your bother and his partner and sending good wishes to you all!
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 24, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks very much Jaime, she arrived on Monday evening nice and safely. Cannot wait to meet her now. Catch you on Monday for some more Magic Moments xx

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        Jaime Oliver
        September 24, 2015 at 3:28 pm

        oh my thats fantastic news! i am sending love to you all on your arrival! (and sending matchsticks for the new parents! ) x

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          theloveofacaptain
          September 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

          Thanks Jaime 🙂 So proud its untrue. Thanks for the matchsticks, i’ll pass them on! x

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    MummyandMonkeys (@MummyandMonkeys)
    September 17, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Aww how exciting! I’m not an aunty yet and would like to be one it must be a lovely feeling. Good luck and thanks for linking to #PickNMix

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you v much, she arrived safely on Monday evening. Shes beautiful and I cannot wait to meet her danger

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    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    September 16, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Aah this is so lovely! My niece had just been born when I had my first scan for the twins. She’s 6 months older than them — it’s lovely to think they’ll all be in the same school year and will grow up together! Family is so important. Thanks so much for linking up with us xx #TwinklyTuesday

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 24, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      I love that they are close in age. I was with my cousins too and we were really close. baby Eden was born on Monday evening, so im looking forward to cuddles when we are in London next 🙂 xx

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    Kat @ Eat.Love.Live
    September 15, 2015 at 11:16 am

    This post gave me tingles! How exciting that you are having babies together! I’m sure they will be the best of friends growing up. Congratulations on becoming an Aunty x #twinklytuesday

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Cannot wait to meet little madam who is still keeping us waiting. Aunty Lisa is not happy. 🙂 It’ll be great watching them grow-up together danger Thanks for visiting our post xx

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    Louise Fairweather
    September 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Oh how lovely. I really hope my sister changes her mind and makes me an Auntie one day. x

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Thank you Louise, we are still waiting. Baby is being cheeky, perhaps it’s too cold? 🙂 x

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    Coombe Mill
    September 14, 2015 at 11:56 am

    How exciting for you all, it’s great that your whole family is waiting with baited breathe as you await the arrival of the newest member. I’m sure Captain Jack’s going to have loads of fun with his new cousin when she arrives. Popping in from Magic Moments.

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 15, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Thanks for visiting our post. We are still waiting, perhaps it’s too cold for baby? :). Captain Jack will no longer be the youngest at just 8mths 🙁 xx

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    wonderfulandaverage
    September 14, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Aww, what a lovely post. It’s so exciting, isn’t it? I’m going to become an auntie for the first time in s few weeks too! Xx

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

      It’s definitely exciting. Can’t believe my little brother is going to be a dad, it’s great. Thanks for visiting our blog danger

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    Suz (Beau is Blue) (@beauisblue)
    September 11, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Aww looking forward to a little baby coming is so exciting isnt it! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 15, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Thanks for visiting our post Suz. Definitely exciting and she’s still keeping us waiting 🙂 danger

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    Jane Duckworth
    September 11, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Oh waiting for a new little bundle of joy is such a special time isn’t it?! Good luck & happy nappies. #PicknMix

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 11, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you Jane. Its her due date today – eek. Cannot wait to meet her x

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    acornishmum
    September 11, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Aw I hope she gets a move on before Auntie Lisa has to have words with her 😉 how exciting! I was an Auntie at 18 to my crazy niece and have a niece and nephew from my other older sister now, but they live in Turkey so it’s been way too long since I saw those two and my sister!
    Stevie xx

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Its her due date today – eek. Cannot wait to see her. Id hate my family to live that far away hun, any idea when you’ll get to see them next? x x

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    helen gandy
    September 9, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Oh what a lovely post and how exciting for you 🙂 Thanks for sharing with the #bestandworst and hope you’ll pop by again! 🙂

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you Helen. Its her due date today – eek. Cannot wait to meet her x

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    mummuddlingthrough
    September 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    This post brought a little lump to my throat! My nieces and nephews are so special, and it brings you guys as siblings together in a completely new way. Congrats on the impending arrival, enjoy being the auntie that spoils her rotten x MMT #bestandworst

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you 🙂 . Its her due date today – eek. Cannot wait to meet her. Definitely going to spoil her, that’s my new job right? xx

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    September 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    How exciting – it will be so fun for the cousins to have each other so close in age! And, for you to be an auntie! What a coincidence! x

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you Becky. Its her due date today – eek. Cannot wait to meet her x

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    crummymummy1
    September 9, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Although I’m an auntie several times over on Misery Guts’s side my brother and sister have yet to have babies of their own. I wish they’d get on with it as at this rate BB and Little B will be the older cousins by years!#bestandworst

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      ah bless – my other half has lots of nieces/nephews but its not the same is it. I never thought id see the day my bro had one 🙂 xx

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    Silly Mummy
    September 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    How exciting! I’m going to be an aunty for the first time too in a couple of months! My nephew will be the first boy too! Good luck to Charlie and Brooke for the birth! #bestandworst

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      ah thanks very much. Good luck with your baby nephew too, its an exciting time xx

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