I'm lucky to say that I've become an aunt to fraternal twins, one of each category of a gender binary system. In Tagalog "tita" means aunt, and Filipino nicknames are often based on the second syllable of a name, not the first. I hope to be called Tita Nini.
Time always feels like it's accelerating, and being busy doesn't help to counter my perception. For now I'm in New York, and tomorrow I go to Pennsylvania for an engagement party. Two weddings, an engagement party, and twin babies all in less than 6 weeks! It is that time of year!