Natalie missed Alaska

Natalie and mother

The entire Scotts clan decided to voyage to Alaska from August 7 through 14. As soon as the non-refundable tickets were purchased, Shelly Abril discovered she was pregnant. Natalie Paige Abril was born on August 9, 2005 -- right smack dab in the middle of the rest of the Scotts' trip. Shelly, Randy and Darlene all missed Alaska. The rest of the clan missed her birth.

Natalie was 7 pounds 2 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Shelly gained a whopping 5 pounds while she was pregnant and weighs less now than she did when she got pregnant. Women everywhere are threatening to picket her house.

Randy helped deliver Natalie and even cut her umbilical cord (twice). Darlene was also in attendance and swears she's never going to have a baby. Not an unwelcome sentiment coming from a lovely 13 year old.

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Natalie and mother

Natalie and Mother

Natalie and Bear

Natalie and Bear

Natalie on Daddy's Arm

Natalie on Daddy's Arm

Natalie Stretching

Natalie Stretching

Natalie Crying

Natalie Crying

Natalie Laughing

Natalie Laughing

Natalie Yawning

Natalie Yawning

Natalie and Grandma Ilona

Natalie and Grandma Ilona