I'm an aunt!! :-D
Well, I should rephrase that. I'm a biological* aunt! If you ask some of my friends, I'm already an aunt to my friend T's son and daughter (and another soon-to-be son) as well as M's pugs (yes, they count). Though not blood-related, they are still family to me, and I wouldn't want to discount them by saying this is my first chance at aunthood.
Anywhoozles, my nephew was just born today and I can't wait to meet him! I decided at 17 that I didn't really want kids of my own (and 10 years later, I still don't), but I have ALWAYS wanted nieces and nephews. (I may not want kids of my own, but other people's kids are just fine. I can spoil them, play with them, cuddle them... And when they fuss or cry, it's back to Mama they go! It's a good system if you ask me.)
It dawned on me at some point in my childhood (maybe around 6 or 7) that I was never going to have nieces and nephews on my side of the family. I'm an only child! OH NO!!
My mom pointed out to me that maybe the person I marry would have siblings, and then I could have nieces and nephews. While true, I countered with, "But what if I marry another only child!?" Mom didn't really have the heart to tell me that then I was shit out of luck, but she told me not to worry about it for now and somehow that was enough.
Sure enough, I married someone with two brothers! Double the chances of aunthood!! And now, here I am, 20 years after my little freak-out, about to meet my very first nephew. I am SO excited!! I only hope I can be as good of an aunt as my aunts were/are to me. And I hope I can put up with as much as they did... (There was a period of time where whenever my Aunt C came to babysit me, I'd vom. Every freakin' time. I can't believe she still wanted to claim relation to me after all that puke!)
I want to spend time with my nephew. I want him to grow up and know that he can come here if he needs anything: a break, advice, whatever. I want him to think his aunt and uncle are pretty cool (for adults, anyway) and I want him to look back later in life and remember having fun with us. I want to be there for him (and his future siblings and/or cousins).
So, my dear nephew, welcome to the world. There are a TON of people here who love you and can't wait to get to know you! I can only imagine the wonderful things life has in store for you!
*Edit: Yes, I know I'm technically not a biological aunt, since it's through marriage, but this is the closest I'm going to get.