Saturday we headed to Monroe to see my new cousin Mallory. I like to call her Mallie...she was born on Tuesday and she is beautiful...see pictures below. She weighs a little over 5 pounds...just precious!
Saturday night we had dinner with another cousin Rachel and her boyfriend. We hung out and then I got to play with my 3 year old 'nephew' Aiden (okay technically he is not my actual nephew but by heart he is). He was excited to see us and we had such a good time with them.
Rachel gave us our first baby gift! First of all, she talked to my belly as if I were pregnant (she has decided to treat me as if I am with child...too funny)! We watched the last Friends episode where Monica and Chandler adopt twins and then she gave us Johnson & Johnson baby cleanser, baby wash cloths with ducks and cheerios :) Cheerios you might ask? She said it's the only thing she could keep down while she was pregnant! Haha...there are some great perks to being on this side of adoption I suppose. Anyways, the gift was incredibly thoughtful and we are so thankful to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family throughout this process.
We also ordered the book Dear Birthmother to read for our educational classes...the book looks like a good read. I will post when we finish it and let you know!
One last thought to this rather random post....my childhood friend Lauren is getting married this Saturday and is also an expectant mother. I like to ask for your prayers in every post and today I ask that you pray for her special baby and for her marriage. She is an incredible woman and I am so excited to be a part of her special day!
Many blessings my friends,
Natalie (sincere mother-to-be)