Congratulations to my cousin Josh and his wife Padma on the beautiful new addition to the family, Mira. Weighing in at 6 lb, 5 oz, she was born at home and is strong, healthy and gorgeous.
Not to get all fancy on you, but I little Mira is my first first cousin once removed*. And while LP does have other second cousins* on her Daddy's side, this is her first second cousin in the great state of Oregon. Everyone is thrilled.
*All genealogical information deduced from a Wikipedia entry, who knows if it is correct.