A little over a week ago, I helped host a baby shower for a dear friend. I was happy to do it. As her bestie it’s my honor and privilege to stand by her side in celebration of beautiful life moments such as these. Her shower turned more beautiful and perfect than I could have ever imagined, save for one distinct personal detail – I wasn’t pregnant.
Last September when I learned I was expecting, my pregnant friend and I were overjoyed for what our dual pregnancies would mean. There would be maternity shopping sprees, epic gorge-fests, and of course, double baby registries! She was due in March, while I was due in June and together our babies would grow to be great friends, just as we did.
Even with blood draws to confirm a possible chemical pregnancy just days after my positive result, there were no limits to the dreams I made for my third baby. My pregnancy wasn’t just the promise of a baby growing up with a best friend, or the many beautiful ways my family would embrace this new member, it was more than that – and it was deeply personal. [Read more…]