I am 31 years old and have two younger sisters. We were pretty spread out – one of my sisters is 8 years younger than me and the other is 13 years younger. Well, my 23 year old sister announced her engagement to a great guy a couple of months ago!!! I’ve spent a few hours around him several times and I think he’s going to be a GREAT brother and they make an adorable couple. 😀 I’m super excited about the wedding!
There’s a Baby on the Way!!!
That said, me being a bridesmaid in a wedding that’s in August has just taken a backseat to new info – she is now pregnant!!! WOOT!!! I’m going to be an aunt!!! Baby on the way!!!
Now, before anybody jumps to any conclusions, the pregnancy happened after the engagement and it was a logical decision based on several factors that it isn’t my place to share. And if you still want to be judgmental, don’t do it in my comment section because I will delete you.
Since I haven’t jumped on the baby-making wagon yet, this is the first grandkid in the works for my parents. We’re all super excited and just holding our breath for more baby news. Some of my friends have informed me of how awesome it is going to be an aunt, so now I’m planning for it. I’m keeping an eye out for baby stuff from here on out. Since I am living on a tight budget again, you’ll probably be seeing a ton of posts about prepping for the fun parts of babies – I won’t need to raise this one, just spoil it. 😉
Right this second, the baby is the size of a pea. It’s just giving my sister morning sickness and a tiny baby pouch since she is a super skinny lady and a hard uterine wall is all it took to push out a little bump. As the plumper sister, I will admit that made me laugh a little. But it was a supportive giggle. 😉
My planning right now is centered on planning a wedding shower, finding a bridesmaid dress in the pretty blue color she chose, and I’m keeping an eye out for inexpensive but awesome baby stuff like clothes and toys.
Here are the dresses that I want to try on now…
I’m also on call with anything she needs that’s wedding related, but she seems to be handling the details like a freaking champ. Planning and executing a wedding in less than 3 months is just an amazing feat in my opinion.
I’m going to be an aunt! Aunt Crystal! How cool is that?! Any wedding or baby stuff going on in your family? Share away! And all future aunt advice is very welcome!
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 a year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $80,000-$100,000 through blogging, a rental home, and professional pet sitting. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you). I even have all of my favorite tools on a resource page – I hope they help you too.
This all gives me the time to be with my aging family members, the flexibility to stay close with my friends and family, and it should help if we finally get pregnant too! Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!