Monday, September 9, 2013

The Rule of 16's

It was a good thing that my mom had her sister visiting when I was born. Apparently I was a very difficult, colicky baby, and having my 16 year old aunt there really helped my mom. I'm talking about Amazing Aunt Risky there, in a country (Sweden for you new folks, and thanks for following!) where she didn't speak the language. What she could do was give me her patented knuckle treatment – no, she didn't harm me, I sucked on her knuckles since my mother was determined to stick to a “once every four hours” feeding schedule. It seems I cried the last two hours. Fast forward.

That colicky, cranky, screaming baby is now sixteen. Amazing Aunt Risky's first child, GorgeousGirl is born. I get to watch her, soothe her, hold her, tickle her arm and spoil her every Friday until we moved to Colorado. Fast forward.

I lost touch with GG since moving to CO when I was 18 and she 2, but then when SHE'S 16 (beginning to catch on to the title here?) my son, The Transporter, is born. She flies out for his baby dedication with our mutual grandma Vivian. We've hardly seen each other in the past 14 years, but we hit it off immediately (again) and she bonds, holds, cuddles with and soothes the newborn little Transporter. Do you see where this is going? You might recall that The Transporter is 16...

GG just had her first child, an ADORABLE baby boy just his week. 


                     Proud Papa, the Marine

GG, of course looking Gorgeous, with 3 day old "Froggy"


The rule of 16 continues to apply. Let me sum up:

** Aunt Risky was 16 when her niece (as in me) was born.

** I was 16 when her daughter (GG) was born.

** GG was 16 when my son was born.

** My son IS sixteen and GG's son was just born.
The Transporter, holding a baby for the very first time!

Take that all you math doubters!

Is The Transporter going to have to wait until he's 32 to have a child? Time will tell.


~Tina

19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He has to wait now or he'll mess up the math!

JoJo said...

That's actually pretty cool!!!

Brian Miller said...

that means you are good for 16 years right? smiles....cool coincidence...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats to Gorgeous Girl. It sounds like you can plan your grandmotherhood around those numbers.

Lucy said...

I was thinking the same thing as Alex, he must wait, gotta keep the cool math going.
Oh, and of course I was awwwwing the photos :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Awwwww!!! That's all I can say.

D.G. Hudson said...

Love the way you tied that all together! I like connections like this, they become family traditions.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

What a great story.

Congratulations!!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

What a great story.

Congratulations!!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh what a fun family circle thing you have going on! I love that! And I think teens are great with babies.

Andrew Leon said...

But I didn't see any math, just a recurring pattern. :P
Or an occurring pattern, since it can't, technically, recur.

Jenny said...

What a sweet baby!

I love when all the math adds up!

Congratulations!

klahanie said...

Hi Tina,

This was an interesting read. It all adds up to me. Coincidence or math at its finest.

Be well, my friend. And thank you for your thoughtful commenting regarding my poor Penny.

Gary

Lara Lacombe said...

Congrats on the newest addition to your family! :)

Rachel said...

That's a little strange. If the math continues to apply, I'm just going to laugh. I kind of hope it does, just because of how odd it is.

Jeneral Insanity said...

OMG! BEEBEE MEAT! I freaking love babies SO MUCH! They're so tiny and helpless and adorable and full of the whimsical awesomeness that makes up the stars and the moon and the universe... Congrats on the new addition to the family! <3! Luckily for you, you're not the one that's not going to sleep because of said beebee for months on end. If your son doesn't have his own until he's 32, I'm going to be amazed, and will then proclaim "The Maths" to be my new best friend.

Silvia Villalobos said...

Amazing how things just fell into place with the 16 rule. Now, the question is: is your son going to help with the baby like your aunt helped your mom? :)

M.L. Swift said...

Cool. The 3000 year-old prophecy is coming true. ;)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. sounds like saving up for 16 years would give your first grandchild a good start in life??!!

Wonderful sixteens ... and Froggy looks just like a baby! Transporter looks like one happy lad with a babe in arms ...

Cheers Hilary