Mar 18, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy, Relationships

Pregnant Buddies

With my last pregnancy, I was especially excited that so many people I knew were due within 3 months of each other. We shared our pregnancy symptoms, progresses, and worries with each other…and we were all certain that our babies would all become fast friends when they were born.

Then I lost the baby.

Sometimes I like to think that I “took one for the team.” Does that make sense? I know that not everyone shares their miscarriages so anyone within that group could’ve had previous losses without my knowing. But among that group of women, I was clearly the one who got singled out and booted out on my ass through no fault of my own (or theirs) other than for the sake of keeping with the statistics.

This time around, I do not know anyone who is due this fall.

It’s a bit sad, really. I resort to message boards more than ever for pregnancy support. I know that I can turn to friends who are already mothers, or are further along in their pregnancies than me, but it’s different to have someone going through the same stages at the same time as opposed to those who have already gone through it and must recall their experiences.

This is why I was elated to find that two celebrities — for both of whom I have the highest respect and admiration — have announced their pregnancies today!

Amy Poehler, one of my favorite SNL alums, is expecting a second child with her husband Will Arnett (seriously, I would love to be their child…don’t they seem like such a fantastically funny pair?) and Danica McKellar (of The Wonder Years fame) and her husband Mike Verta are expecting their first child.

While Amy Poehler has not yet to announce her due date, Danica McKellar is now reaching the end of her first trimester, which means she is due right around the same time as me!

It may very well be that some of my friends who are expecting in the fall have chosen not to share their news yet. But for the time being, I will consider Amy and Danica to be my pregnant buddies and root them on as they progress in their pregnancies.

3 Responses to “Pregnant Buddies”

  1. It’s funny you posted this because I just discovered yesterday that my best friend is due within the same time as you. Her due date is 10/1/10 – so it’s fun to see your progress updates and know that her baby is the size of a lime too :) We started a Twitter feed to record how she’s doing for our future memories :) twitter.com/thisbabymakes

  2. Our friend works on Parks and Recreation with Amy and told us awhile ago she was preggo, which is why they got picked up for a new season before other NBC shows, so they could film before her bump became noticeable. If you check out the new episodes you can see the bump beginning!

  3. Bridget:

    well, i’m due 10-3-10, so if you want to be prego buddies, i’m game. obviously we don’t know each other, but i’ve been stalking your site ever since i found out i was prego and you too. i have no clue how i found your blog. i love knowing that my baby is the size of a lime also and all your words to your baby are so cute! this is our second child, our daughter is 4yrs old and we have been married for 6 yrs. i haven’t been to the doc yet, but i love hearing about your apts, hoping mine will be the same. fortunately for us, i don’t share your miscarriage history, so i cannot relate to that, but would love to shoot sypmtoms and concerns back and forth. ;)

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