But you know what they say about the best-laid plans...
So this beautiful new nephew was born this past Thursday instead.
Such a beautiful boy! And big. Very big. Even at two weeks early, he was 9 pounds 14 ounces and 22 inches long. And we thought his brother was big.
My whole job, the next two weeks, is to entertain that older brother - my 2 1/2 year old nephew whom I adore (as anyone who has read this blog this past year knows).
When I was studying the photos of the New Dude (as my brother-in-law calls him), I kept looking for brotherly resemblances. Where can I see the older one in the younger? (the older one, who I held as a baby during the first weeks of his life, when helping the family right after he was born...)
The nose! I thought. They have the same nose. (Which is a paternal trait.) Ooh, and the toes, I thought. The big toes on both boys separate just a little from the other toes (does that show independence??) (Also a paternal trait.)
When I told my brother-in-law what I saw, he said that sounded like the title of my next blog entry. Why so it did - so it did. "Nose and Toes" says it all.