Lily really wanted to hold the baby, but that wasn't possible. Actually, she couldn't go near the premie ward, but Sky sent her some pictures on her smart phone. She showed her Mom, Charlie, some pictures of the tiny being. Sky's mother didn't go in the infant nursery, either. Still Lily was glad to go to the hospital.
"I'm not sure if she's my great aunt or not. Does Gran have a sister?" She asked her Mom.
"I'm not sure." Charlie shrugged. "She's family."
"How come I don't see her very often? Did she just move to town?" Lily had more questions to ponder.
"Don't think so." Charlie was getting some laundry folded.
"Nico and Mitch are in town." Lily announced. Usually, she saw them during the fall holidays, not in the spring.
"They don't live that far away, you know." Her mom explained. "If you really want to see them, some time, we could take you."
"Really?" Lily smiled. "I think they're getting a baby."
"A baby?" Charlie smiled back. "When did this happen?"
"I heard them talking to Gran, about it." Lily shrugged.
"You, weren't ease-dropping, were you?" Charlie gave her the eye.
"I dunno, was I?" She almost winked.
"Maybe we should wait to hear the news from them, first." Charlie handed her a small pile of pink T-shirts and leggins.
Lily liked knowing things sooner. Of course, she felt she was last to know everything.
"Mom, you will tell me first, when we're getting a baby, right?" Lily wanted to know.
Charlie nodded, folded another towel. "Don't get your hopes up, it won't be this year."
Lily turned back as she started to her room.
"Don't wait too long." Lily did hope to have a baby sister before she went to middle school.
Charlie only smiled. "I'll keep that in mind."