OT... I'm an aunt again!

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby catherine » Sat Apr 03, 2004 08:41 pm

Ok the slackers, aka my exhausted sister and her husband have decided on Sophie Ellen for their newest daugher. No idea where the Sophie comes from, Ellen is for a dear friend of my sister's.

That makes five grand daughters for my parents and not one of them a Mary.... shocking, simply shocking [:o)].

Michelle, I can't imagine changing my name, it's part of me. Not that I don't like my husband's last name, I just don't feel like taking on another identity. I guess I'm the last in my line of O'Connells now, my sister changed hers when she married and my dad has no male siblings. I love to tell the telemarketers that "Mrs. O'Connell or Mrs C. isn't available to come to the phone". After all, both those esteemed ladies live in Dublin LOL!!!!

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby momathelete » Sat Mar 27, 2004 07:04 am

Catherine,

Congratulations and we would like to hear a baby update. Pictures would be nice too, you know!

As for your name confusion in the hospital, I had the same problem. My last name is different than my husband's and he hated it that for identity purposes they used my last name for the baby in the hospital. They would address him as Mr. (my last name) in the NICU. We never corrected them because we really didn't focus on it, but it was digging at him nonetheless. The name plate on the isolette had Cole and my last name and it was like that for all of the kids. I feel like it is a part of me and I liked that. I did tell my husband that I would change my name, but I never got around to it. Socially I am known as his last name, but financially and career wise I used my last name. Interesting! Why did you keep your last name?


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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby mada » Sat Mar 27, 2004 06:44 am

Still no name? How's baby's temp. doping?

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby catherine » Fri Mar 26, 2004 07:29 pm

Other than gender and a vague 6 lbs and something... in europe everybody works in kilos. You preemie moms can handle the grams but I can't [:p]. Nicky hadn't even seen her for very long because the baby wasn't hanging on to her temp too well and they'd taken her to the warmer for a while.

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby denise » Fri Mar 26, 2004 07:23 pm

Congrats AUntie!

Details? Weight, length, etc?[:D]

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby catherine » Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:41 am

Laura, no pics yet.. she called me on her cellphone from the hospital. At Irish rates, she may have to sell the baby to pay the bill. Last time, she thought her husband had called, he thought she had called, my parents were waiting on them and my niece was almost a week old before I knew she'd been born. I have taunted them many times since on "broken dialling finger" issues since and I think that the message sank in.

Mada, she and her husband have selected very unirish names for their girls. Emily Catherine is the eldest, Jessica Sarah (?) for the middle one. I'm really curious about what direction they go in this time.

Bonnie, I totally understand, we got tremendous hassle from the paperwork folks wanting a name for Chloe last time. She only went 24 hours as BG O'Connell. That always creates havoc anyway, as I don't have the same surname as my husband. So insurance struggles with assigning all the bills correctly. This was a big deal when we were endlessly getting NICU bills for BG O'Connell and then bills for Lucy C.... I spent my days phoning the insurance company to remind them that this was one and the same person.

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby julie f » Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:38 am

CONGRATULATIONS Catherine!!

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby mada » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:54 am

Wow congrats...I have to admit have very rapid labors too. When they broke my h2o with Sam I went from 1 to 10 (sheer he&&) in 30 minutes and pushed him out in 10!! So no nmae huh?? What are her other two girls names?

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby bonnie » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:10 am

Congrats Catherine!! How very exciting!

I know what you mean in regards to names. Yoni was "baby boy" rosenbloom for the longest time. Every night before I went to sleep and called the NICU for an update I'd say "hi, this is baby boy rosenbloom's mom calling can I speak with . . .". Wish your sister Good luck with the decision. We were always so afraid that we'd give him a name that we'd later dislike, and really wanted to make sure that the name suited him too. Naming is such a hard thing to do!!![;)]

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Re : OT... I'm an aunt again!

Postby laura » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:03 am

Congratulations, Auntie! Seen any pics of this little one yet?

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