My friends are pregnant together.

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That is hard!  I bet you will end up having a friend or two pregnant around the same time when you are ready… if you’re not ready yet, try not to let this influence you.  Easier said than done, I know.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jesssamesssa:  I have no friends pregnant at the same time as me, so I get my fill by talking about it here, which is just fine with me. My BFF is really good about it too, but it is easier to talk about certain things with other mommies.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can still talk to them about pregnancy stuff when you get pregnant – they’ll be pros by then!!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My friend is 3 weeks ahead of me.  It’s nice to have someone to chat with about all the minor things!  We definitely did not plan to be pregnant at the same time, it just happened.  Plus if they’re already pregnant, you’ll still be able to talk to them about it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

i desperately want to be pregnant/on mat leave at the same time as some of my besties!!! we always talk about it and are trying to plan it… although we know you can’t really plan anything when it comes to that. but i totally get how you might be envious. when your time comes i’m sure they’ll be eager to share everything they know. and hopefully you’ll have other friends that are at the same stage as you.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Birth club, baby!

I met my birth club (February Mamas) on here! And now there’s 22 of us in the group, and about 10 of us that post regularly and share horror stories/symptoms/OMG guys I peed myself at the mall today/Oh no I have Gestational Diabetes stories!

It’s way better than having friends that are pregnant, I think!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@jesssamesssa:  That’s so hard! I’m TTC and a couple of my friends are already pregnant, so that’s a whole other set of emotions too. I’m sorry you’re experiencing such sad emotions, but hopefully when you’re ready, other friends will be pregnant too, or maybe even those friends will be able to give you lots of advice and support!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Aww, I always wanted to be pregnant with my sister so badly! She just had her second though, and we’re TTC now, so I don’t think that we’ll be pregnant together (at least for this one, and FX that I get pregnant soon enough that she WON’T be pregnant with me!) so I get it. 

I did just find out that two of the wives of my husbands good friends are TTC now too, so here’s hoping I do have some people to be pregnant with. 

I did hear that pregnant women seem to befriend each other, so even if you aren’t pregnant with any of your current friends when the time comes, maybe you will make some new great friends. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My cousin was 5 weeks ahead of me, and I was 3 weeks ahead of another girl friend.  It was awesome to be able to talk openly about things, and now that our babies are here and growing/changing/learning/etc it’s nice to have that in common.

We each do things a little bit differently and are totally NONjudgemental with each other.  I wouldn’t/couldn’t co sleep but my cousin does.  She hates pumping while she’s at work, but I pump exclusively.  I supplement with formula now that I’m dipping into my freezer stash, and my friend has never used formual.  Cousin does baby-led weaning, friend does purees only.  Friend has a crib in her bedroom, we’ve been using her crib in her room from the very beginning.  Cousin’s baby hates to be in a carrier, friend and I do a lot of baby wearing.  We share our opinions and experiences openly, and without and condescention.  It’s really refreshing!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We won’t be ready for a family for another few years, but many of my friends are trying, a few are pregnant now, and “our” first friend baby is due December 16th! I’m really thrilled for my dear friends who are ready now, and I also hope that I will have someone to share my experience with when my time comes. I am hoping that my future SIL, my bestie already, will have a baby at the same time as me. She’s single now, so the timing might work out!

I’m hoping that my friends will be able to give me great perspective later, when I have a family, since they will be old pros by then! And I can borrow their stuff! And hopefully be more relaxed, since I will be more familiar with babies, thanks to them!

We are planning a smaller family, so we will probably catch up with some friends along the way, who are planning to have several children.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My best friend and I are both TTC right now, and another friend will start in March.  We are all hoping to be pregnant together so I totally understand how you feel. 

But as @BrandNewBride: said, once you get your bfp get on a birth month board and you will always have support.  Plus your girlfriends will be endless fountains of knowledge by the time you are ready! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@jesssamesssa:  That would be fun if you could time your first with their second  Smile

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