Sunday, September 25, 2005

A New World Citizen

My cousin had been trying to get pregnant for a long time. After a year of no signs of a pregnancy she went to a specialist and was diagnosed with endometriosis which had grown to cover her ovaries. Eventually as their dreamed of pregnancy still eluded them, she had surgery to try and remove the growth which prevented her from ovulating. While this was all going on, I became pregnant with Pumpkin. My cousin was the one person I was afraid to tell about the pregnancy. I knew, even in our short quest for the fertilized egg, I was upset every time someone else succeeded, while Mr. P and I seemed to keep missing the mark. I could only imagine how hard it would be for her to hear about my pregnancy. I could have not been more wrong, my cousin, even as she struggled with her fertility problems, was ecstatic for us.

Yesterday morning my cousin gave birth to a healthy baby boy, I could not be more happy for them. I welcome a new little life to the world today, and am so glad his parents rode out all the disappointments to eventually hold their baby in their arms.

posted by Laura @ 8:57 AM   2 comments