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Question of the Week - Accolades for Others

After almost 60 hours of labor, my sister had her baby a little after midnight last night! She had a boy who was born at 10 lbs 9 ozs and 22 inches long! I will go to the hospital after work today to see him and check on her.

This is her second baby, first boy. Her daughter (age 3 and a half) is a year older than the Pumpkin (age 2 and a half), and they get along great--they also get along great with my brother's twins (age 3 and a third) who are only a few months younger than my sister's daughter. This boy is 3 months younger than the Pookie. My parents went from having one grandchild to having seven in less than four years!

I am just in such admiration for my sister! She went through so much, and even text messaged me off and on through the whole thing! There is so much about her labor and delivery that is impressive, not just the length of time it took. But it's not my story to tell, so I'm not going to write any of the details. Just know that she is a strong, amazing woman whom I admire very much.

So this week's question of the week is:
In your life, who do you admire and for what reason?

I could name so many people in my life, especially my mom and dad. But right now, I just want to spotlight my sister!

Comments

cirquedubebe said…
I guess I would have to say my cousin. She has a very demanding and dangerous job but still juggles her personal life (which includes 3 kids) perfectly. She'll even take all 3 of them onto a plane to visit us BY HERSELF. That's insanity but she does it all in stride. Plus, she has the abs of a superwoman!
Karen said…
Congrats to your sister, and the new aunt!

I have a new appreciation for parents of sick children. Terminally ill, severely disabled - those parents are my heroes. And make my heart bleed for them.

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