I’ve got eight aunts and uncles just on my mother’s side, and my generation, again, just on my mother’s side, is made up of 29 cousins (unless I’m missing a few, lol), including this new little cutie, JJ. We range in age from 45 (ish?) years old to less than a month new. (I fall right in the middle, thank you very much!)
My handsome little cousin here is a tough little trooper! He was born at 33 weeks, weighing in at just under 5 pounds at birth, and despite a weeklong stay in the NICU, he’s as healthy as a full-term newborn!
My boys and I are thrilled to welcome him to the family! It was interesting to explain to my 6 year old that although JJ’s a teeny tiny newborn baby, he’s my first cousin.. and then I sorta went into the whole once removed and second cousin thing.
His response? “Okay. Well, he’s still my cousin, right.?” Leave it to me to complicate things that don’t need to be. ;)