All three of our married adult couples are expecting at the same time! Does this happen often?
All the time in my parents's family! So many of the cousins were born within two weeks to a month of each other and usually an additional child was born during the same year. That makes for built in playmates at family outings.
St. Gerard, holy intercessor for mothers and babies, please pray for us during this time of our pregnancy.
I feel this blessed life growing within me and am filled with praise for our Wondrous Creator- A God who gives life and then entrusts us to nurture and nourish it. I think about our Blessed Mother, bearer of the very Son of God, and of my own mother who bore me in loving faithfulness. My prayer is that God protects this baby, that we have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery, and that this child and all our family grow in living faith until we find our place in God's Communion of Saints in everlasting life. Amen.
We include their other expectant cousin in this prayer as well. You ladies all should go visit that pretty lady,
to reenact the New Testament story of an expectant Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth, pregnant with John the Baptist.
Bring a jar of Prego!