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Happy Thanksgiving

Michael gave me my birthday present early so I could wear it to Thanksgiving with my family. It was a shirt that says "Watermelon Smuggler" that he had especially made for me. It was definitely a conversation piece during Thanksgiving and of course my Buddha belly that was rubbed by almost every family member for good luck I suppose. One of my aunts kept telling me that she had never seen me pregnant before (even though she had seen me in August), I think she meant she's never seen me BIG and pregnant. Typically at Thanksgiving there are tons of pictures taken but mainly of my two baby cousins. However since I am carrying a baby within my womb I was added as someone of interest. By the end of the day I was tired of the paparazzi taking pictures of my belly and my shirt, but I loved the excitement everyone in my family has to meet Gabby. My aunt and uncle gave three boxes of baby girl clothes and other family members gave me clothes and baby items as birthday gifts. I was so excited that as soon as I got home I washed them, folded them, and organized them by size. I still have over 100 days to go, but I am sure my daughter will never ever wear the same outfit twice at the rate this is going! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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