Being pregnant at the same time as my friend Liz has been an amazing experience. In many ways, I truly embraced my pregnancy the moment she told me that she too was expecting a baby. The whole experience just suddenly felt a lot less overwhelming, when I realized that I now had a preggo buddy to share the ups and downs of pregnancy with. There’s just something priceless about having a friend to call, when you’ve just had a hilarious or difficult pregnancy moment.
“Wait, what? Someone just stuck their finger into your belly button, while they were feeling your stomach? No way?? Well, guess what just happened to me…”
I’m not even kidding. It really helps to have that someone to swap stories with on an almost daily basis. AND it helps to realize that you’re not the only one who’s living off of apple cider donuts, pizza, and bacon … while doing your absolute best to get back on track with the veggie consumption and exercise! (Because let’s face it, the women you read about in magazines are all drinking kale smoothies and sporting special, tummy-support belts so that they can run well into their third trimester. It’s kind of nice to have someone in your corner to encourage you to do better, all the while understanding how difficult the daily struggle really is).
Liz is exactly 8 weeks behind me and expecting her second child, while I’m – obviously – expecting my first.
She’s having a girl…
…and I’m having a boy.
And sometimes I let my imagination take flight; and I dream of birthday parties, sliding at the nearby golf course in the winter, hay rides in the fall, movie nights, and crafts for little hands.
A whole new generation of friends will begin in the next few months!
But thankfully Liz has been living in the moment and suggested that we do a maternity photo-shoot together to capture the memory of us being pregnant at the same time. 🙂
The chosen day turned out to be absolutely perfect with sunny skies and an autumn breeze.
Really, I can’t wait for all of the fun things that the future holds. But for now, I’m also absolutely loving this very moment. Being pregnant and sharing that experience with my best friend?
These times are pretty good too!! 🙂