Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Prepare To Awwwww

I was going to post this on Sunday, because Easter is also about new life and all, but then I thought of using Easter to get a free post and saving this post for this week. I figured I also needed something to make for Pickleope's post yesterday, so I decided to post it today.

There is a new addition in my family, this time from my second oldest sister. She only births girls for some reason. Seeing how three of her four children are by the same man, he is the one to blame. Science taught me that the sperm of a male decides the gender of the baby. If I'm wrong then do correct me!

Anyway, this is also her second child to be born with ginger hair. I actually got her other ginger kid to respond when I called her "Ginger", but I'm not mean. I want her to not associate it with insults, as it will probably be thrown at her as an insult. As the title suggested, prepare to awww as I throw at you some baby pictures.

Lil' baby Laney-May.  At first I didn't think that was how you spelled it, but it is.
I can't really put into words how tiny she is. She was a Caesarean birth so I wasn't expecting her to be so small.

This baby has had a strange and profound effect on me though. I'll put this simply; I'm not really fond of babies...but I'm fond of her.

She made me feel all maternal, and when her mum was fighting with her sisters, she was holding my finger while I made sure she was quiet and was okay. I even stroked her head to help soothe her.

This is not me. Not at all.

I find babies cute, sure, who doesn't? but they never hit me like that. Plus I was told I'm not allowed to say maternal. I'm paternal. It just feels more maternal than paternal. Whatever, damn semantics.

Does this mean I want kids of my own? No, not yet, I don't think so anyway. I still aim to have them in my late 20's. But I think I am more open to the idea of children.

Seriously, I'm never like that with kids.

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  1. I won't lie Mark, seeing little Laney-May definitely made me awww. Congratulations on being an uncle buddy, that's a seriously cool privilege to have.

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    1. Well the effect has kind of worn off after 15 years. But I'm glad it made you awww.

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  2. There is a first time for everything! And she is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to you and your whole family!!

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    1. There is a first time for everything, but why do they have to come so soon?

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  3. Awwwww! Very cute! Also, i hate when people use 'ginger' as an insult.. I happen to think ginger hair is gorgeous, especially on girls!

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    1. I think gingers can be really pretty, as long as they don't have too many freckles. But I know there are some people who think the more freckles, the better.

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  4. It's okay to have kids but whatever you do, don't get pregnant! Because that would be weird. I WANNA SQUISH THAT BABY'S CHEEKS.

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    1. I've not squished her cheeks yet, I'll have to do it later. I don't plan on getting pregnant any time soon.

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  5. Not overly fond of kids but she is cute and the term is strawberry blonde.

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    1. She's ginger and she should embrace her ginger rather than say it's "strawberry blonde"

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  6. I like the idea of kids, but not babies. Adoption might be the answer for me.

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    1. I thought that might be the same with me. I don't mind kids, but not babies so much. But nah she made me love babies. BABIES. BABIES EVERYWHERE.

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  7. Welcome to the world Laney-May. Now, the world has lots of bad stuff...like nuclear weapons, Nazis, and ABC's "The View." But it also has cool stuff...like the Bersercules' movie reviews, Mark the rambling person's daily blog posts, and the Little Rooms Discussions podcast.

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    1. As much as I love Bersercules, I don't think him or his reviews are exactly "family friendly". But that doesn't mean I won't subject my own kids to them one day.

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  8. Preparing to AWWWWW in 3...2...1...

    AWWWWWWWWW!!! ^.^

    (That also explains the stuff you wrote on Twitter, ha ha.)

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. Yeah that was why I wrote that on Twitter ^^ It really is awwwww-able.

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  9. Well.. there's always a first time for everything. You've found your match. She really is cute.. adorable.. gorgeous. Congratulations on beng an uncle.. again! :)

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    1. Well again, does the first time have to come so soon? I think Aimee-Leigh, her small blonde one that likes me, is currently my match for kids. This one is my match with babies.

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  10. I really did go awwww :) and her name is oh-so-cute!

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    1. Her name is pretty damn cute, but I keep calling her Rainy May. I'd call her Rainy but my sister hates nicknames. I'm surprised she lets me call her other baby "ginger".

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  11. Awww that's adorablabooters :3

    Also caesarean births don't always produce big children. I was prematurely removed (6 weeks early, hot damn) and was, like, smaller than a ruler.

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    1. You so gay.

      Well I know that ceasarean births can be small, but she was cut out instead of being naturally birthed. She was all ready to come out but my sister couldn't do a natural birth for some reason that may or may not have had something to do with it being less than three years since her last c-section.

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    2. Yes yes, we all know you guys are 'gay'. x'D.
      And I don't know much about babies but she's cute. ^^.

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    3. Well he's still in the closet so be careful.

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  12. She's beautiful and you can say it made you feel maternal if you want to Mark. It's 2 different feelings on shouldn't be defined by one's gender. The Hubby get's maternal around babies, he's got great instincts for it.

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    1. Hehe well I have to stick with paternal I guess for now. I'm not exactly the manliest of men though.

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  13. u had a baby!?! wth u can't afford a baby... lol jk. congrats to the parents though.

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    1. Well yeah I can't afford one anyway.

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  14. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I want one. How damn cuuuuuuuute :D:D Congrats!

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    1. Well tough you can't have one. You can have one eventually. She is very very cute, and I still haven't seen her eyes.

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  15. AWWWWW so cute :D
    I like her name!

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  16. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW HOW CUTE! awww! I like babies they're so adorable especially since they cannot talk back! congrats on the newest addition, Mark :-)

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    1. I always found them cute, but I never really wanted one because you should have one for more than them being cute.

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  17. I did not want children until I started babysitting my nieces. Children were nothing but noise machines to me, but they are lovely when you give them a chance. If and when I do have a child, I want her or him to have red hair. I am not sure how I will make that happen. Your niece is beautiful, by the way.

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    1. Babysitting my nieces is what made me not want kids. They're demonic. Not in the good way either. I like one or two of them, but I didn't really want to handle them all that much. You can dye her hair if she doesn't come with it. I'm not sure how the ginger gene works, I think it's stronger in the female because my sister is ginger and has two ginger kids. One with brown hair and one blonde too. So who knows?

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  18. I have to admit I do go all gooey-eyed when there are babies and toddlers around. I love kids so this post was nothing short of adorable for me! xxx

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    1. Hehe I like cute, but I can see past the cuteness of kids to the smelly and crying underbelly.

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  19. Awwww...that made me go all gooey, even though I have two nieces and a nephew who cause mayhem. Elivia,(6), Lewis,(19months) and Tegen (6 months)...none of which are "ginger", but I always wanted a "ginger" baby.
    Maybe one day, when I decide to produce my own.

    BTW, Tegen was Emily's and my brothers baby, Emily was killed in a car accident back in December, so I feel more for her, poor little mite.

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    1. Oooh my Godson is called Lewis :) Altogether I have 3 nephews and 6 nieces because one of my sisters only has girls. Feel so sorry for her boyfriend. Like I said to Nellie you can always dye it's hair :) Awwww that's a shame :( I'd suggest maybe you could be a mother figure but the dad is your brother, which might not go so well, so just be an awesome aunt ^^

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  20. Isn't it amazing how a newborn baby can just blow your mind like that? I never thought I'd feel that way either, but when my daughter was born it totally changed me. Maybe you'll get there one day, maybe not. But Laney-May already thinks you're special.

    That's worth an 'awwwww'

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    1. Well if I have kids of my own I know I am just going to melt. If it's a girl I'm also going to buy a shotgun and a rocking chair.

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  21. I feel differently about kids than I did 5 years ago. Never thought about them then but I want some now. weird how that works.

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    1. I'm too young to just want babies because I feel like I need to pass down my genes. I'm also too grumpy to be mushy.

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  22. Aww. Haha, yeah, I'm not looking to have kids any time soon either...

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    1. Yeah but you do have a girlfriend, it's kind of likely. At least more likely for you than me.

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  23. Trust me bro, nothin' at all wrong with a manly man turning into putty around cute kids and babbies. Babbies are meant to be fussed over, cuddled, and kissed, y'knowwhatImean?

    With that stated, D'AAAAAAAAAW!!!!

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    1. Well I'm not much of a manly man, so meh. I've only held her once but it was really sweet when she was holding my finger.

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  24. Uh oh, someones broody ;)
    Laney-May is adorable! Congrats uncle Mark!

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  25. Whatever you call her, she is cute as can be and I am so happy for your family that she is now a part of it!

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