Mia's first Thanksgiving was so much fun. We split the day between my family and Josh's as usual. This year my cousin Todd and his family came to visit. His daughters had so much fun with Mia. They are both going to be such good babysitters. Todd's older daughter, Lexi is 11 and she didn't even hurry to give Mia up when she started crying. She just changed positions and Mia was quiet.
We got to show Mia off to Josh's extended family for the first time too which was really fun. Josh's aunt Mary from Arkansas was up visiting and got to see Mia along with Josh's aunt Melody. Unfortunately Josh's aunt Kay was unable to make it, but she works at Marshfield clinic and we have to take Mia there for her follow up ultrasound before Christmas so we'll try to see her then.
Mom and dad got a little break while family passed baby around.
Last night we got to take Mia to meet the girls at the salon. They were all so very excited to see her and we just love to show her off. Josh is the cutest dad ever and all the girls said it. He's such a proud daddy and he just glows when he holds her.
This weekend we have Christmas parties so it will be the first time we both leave Mia. That's gonna be tough on both of us. Friday night for Josh's work Christmas party we are leaving Mia with my parents and Saturday night for the motorcycle club Christmas party we are leaving her with Josh's parents. We know she'll be in very good hands.
Today my friend Jaime who I've been friends with since 1st grade is coming over to hang out. She is going to watch Mia for us during the day when I go back to work. When I'm able to drive again I'm going to spend a few days at her house too so she and Mia can get used to each other. I'm so lucky to have such a good friend who is able to watch our baby. For as long as I've known Jaime she's wanted lots of kids and has always wanted at least one girl. She has 2 boys and her husband wants no more so she's really excited about being able to watch Mia. She's the sweetest person and a really good mom so I know she's going to do a great job with Mia. We also have some great back up sitters. My mom will watch her when she can, Josh's mom will help out when we need her and my friend Felicia's little sister is getting her child care license in December.
I'll be happy to get back to work and to a regular routine, but I know no matter who's watching her I'll have a very hard time leaving her.