Disclaimer: I haven’t slid into third since I played elite softball as a kid.. the last time I tried I just kind of crumbled onto third base during a slow pitch game.. and I hurt myself.
So why the headline? Because this week, Baby and I begin the third trimester of pregnancy!
WAIT.. WHAT?!?! How did this happen so quickly?!?! I thought we had plenty of time to paint.. to choose a crib.. to prepare! This pregnancy has simply FLOWN by, thanks to a healthy baby and some really good luck in having a smooth pregnancy!
Still, as any momma will back me up on (except for the REALLY lucky ones!) things are starting to get a little more uncomfortable. And sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who knows and can share their pregnancy pains with you! So it’s a good thing I’m in very good company…
THE WOMEN WHO DRANK THE WATER
Lauren Nathan, wife of my good friend Jeff Nathan.. due in May
Former KETV reporter Kailyn (Reid) Watson.. due in June
My hair stylist extraordinaire Mattie Knihal.. due in August
One of my best friends from high school, Cassie Lacey.. due in August
My friend and Omaha nurse Kylie Scheideler.. due in September
Fellow PLHS classmate and Omaha actress, Leanne Hill-Carlson.. due in October
That’s A LOT of friends, all pregnant at the same time!! It’s really great though.. because together we are a pool of endless resources for commiserating and comparing notes.
“I have a horrible cold.. anything you’ve tried that helps?”
“I’m so tired!! Any tricks that help with the other kiddos and/or give you energy at work?”
“Strollers!?! Help me!! Do you like the brand you got? Which ones are you looking at?”
And the biggest thing we can all discuss.. DRINKING THE HORRIBLE ORANGE WATER for the glucose test! Ugh.. it’s like drinking Shasta from a 2-liter bottle that’s been left open on the counter for a few days..
The BEST part of sharing this experience together is watching each little life enter the world, hearing each new name, and seeing each precious face.
Chloe Cadwell Kaiser, born March 4 to my friends and proud parents Erin & Josh Kaiser
I see this perfect, gorgeous little girl and I grin ear to ear. I can’t WAIT until we meet our newest little addition!! Batter up!
“Listening to a speech about self-control from a person who just ate three bowls of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.” –@HonestToddler