Kara Keough and her husband Kyle Bosworth announced Sunday that they are expecting a baby, nearly a year after the death of their newborn son McCoy.
Keough, daughter of “Real Housewives of Orange County” alumnus Jeana Keough, shared the news on Instagram, reflecting on the heartache of the past and new beginnings.
“For Christians, for Jews and for me, this time is a reminder of the death of the firstborn. Sacrifice. Suffering. Mourning. Pain, ”began Keough, 32.
“Last Easter was the worst night of my life. We held our first-born son in our arms as he took his last breath. We spent time in hell watching his son die, ”he continued. “This Easter is decidedly better.”
Keough, who shares her 5-year-old daughter Decker with her husband Bosworth, 34, added that Easter Sunday “also represents rebirth” and “renewed hope.”
“The word ‘Easter’ is said to be derived from the goddess Eostre. Eostre, the goddess of fertility, symbolizes the birth of new life and the dawn of spring, ”Keough explained. “And so it is for us.”
In a photo posted to Instagram, a trio of Easter baskets representing all of Keough and Bosworth’s children are placed near McCoy’s Garden of Life. Another image showed Decker smiling next to his basket and a sign that read, “McCoy is a Big Brother! Sprouting this spring. “
“We miss you, Mack-a-doodle,” Keough added. Thank you for sending us this sacred gift. You are a big brother! “
Last April, Keough and Bosworth revealed that their young son McCoy had died shortly after his birth. McCoy had experienced a “compressed umbilical cord” and “shoulder dystocia,” a birth injury when “one or both of the baby’s shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis,” according to the March of Dimes.
Weeks after McCoy’s passing, Keough mourned the death of his father, Matt Keough, in May 2020. In Sunday’s birth announcement, Keough also wrote a special note for his late father.
“Tell Grandpa that I said he was right. He will know what I mean, ”Keough concluded.
Keough and Bosworth have been married since 2014.