While I was talking about infertility, several close family members were demonstrating their fertility by having BABIES! On April 19th, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law had their twins (boy and girl). We went up to visit in the hospital that day (even though it was a 2 hour drive to get to them). We also visited the following weekend for an overnight visit with the new additions and the parents.
Chris and our new niece.
The new niece and me -- no pics of the nephew, because I tried to use pictures that didn't show their faces (to respect the privacy of their parents), and all the pictures I had of him were full facial shots.
THEN, on April 25th, my cousin's wife had her daughter!! I am to be named Godmother, which was a big honor for me, as I really love my cousin, his wife, and their 4-year-old daughter. I know I'm going to fall right in love with their newest addition! I didn't get any pictures on my visit Friday, but will be sure to take some at her christening and see about getting her mama's permission to post.
It was definitely hard to hear about and see these new babies (that aren't mine), but I really was happy and excited to hold and play with these 3 cuties. It was quite a mix of emotions. At times I was overwhelmed with the desire to have my own baby ASAP, and then other times I would think, yikes!, do I want babies?!?! Of course I DO want baby(ies), but they are hard work, and they change EVERYTHING!! It's hard to let your mind think of those potential changes to your life when you have to work so hard to try to procreate!