Saturday, October 27, 2012

I guess I need more Resveratrol

Man, the doctors in New York are a tough crowd.  As I was standing with my BIL last Thursday while my sister was laboring in a triage room (all labor rooms were full), my sister's obstetrician looked at me and asked, are you her mother?  Similarly when I was mistaken for my nephew's grandmother, I just laughed and stammered that I was her sister.  The obstetrician then laughed and mentioned something about how ageless Asian women can look sometimes and that there was an Asian woman that worked in her office and would you believe she's 60?  Surprisingly, I wasn't quite comforted by this, but I guess I should take looking like an impressive 60-year-old as a compliment.

Fortunately, her delivery of my first niece pretty much let me forget the observation that I'm a hand-wringing granny--definitely worth this cutie:

Then yesterday, I got to spend some one-on-one time with her older brother while his parents were at the hospital with the baby girl:

Since I had to fly out this morning, I was kind of bummed I didn't get to see my niece come home from the hospital but I can't complain too much as I got some quality time with both my niece and nephew.  I look forward to next time, when I'll get to spend it with both of them together.

1 comment:

Pound said...

maybe your sister just looks so young? anyway glad you were there for the baby to come!!!!