Saturday - September 15, 2012
I spent the day with my childhood best friend, the White Rabbit. I don't get to see her that often because even though we don't live far, we don't live in the same town. I had nothing planned today and the Mad Hatter was getting some over time in, so I loaded up the rug rats and went for a visit. This is the first time I've gotten to see her since she found out she was pregnant.
It's a dream come true that she's pregnant too! I'm still amazing that we get to do it together. This is my third baby and her second. So we never thought it would happen. Especially because a few months ago I found out I was pregnant, but then I miscarried. About a month later she found out she was pregnant, although I was thrilled for her, I felt slightly heartbroken that we could have been doing it together. Then I found out I was pregnant again and the first thing I thought was "Yeah! We get to be pregnant together!"
We've been friends a long time, since I was 11 and she was 12, that's almost 18 years. She's been there for me through thick and thin. Smacks me around when I need it, tells me what I need to hear whether I'll like it or not, and she just gets me. We can go weeks without talking and then when we do just pick up where we left off. We got in lots of trouble together as teens, so it's terribly funny to see us as mom's now. I was 18 when my first baby was born, she babysat for me, so I could work to support him. She was my maid of honor in 2 of my weddings (the two important ones). When her daughter was born, I ran in the room, ran straight to the baby, (because I didn't know she had the baby till the next day, I'm still bitter at her hubby for forgetting to call me!) I had to hold my new niece and then hugged & kissed my friend. She's more than a friend she's my sister.
She's exactly a month ahead of me in being pregnant, so we want to do pictures together when we're huge. I'm looking forward to it, not the being huge part, just having that memento of being pregnant at the same time. We laughed at the thought that if I'm two weeks early and she's two weeks late we could have our babies on the same day!
I love my sis. I'm so blessed to have her in my life and now doubly blessed to get to share this awesome experience with her.