When I found out Ryan & Nikol were pregnant shortly after my husband and I became pregnant, I was beyond ecstatic. In fact, I was screaming so loud my husband had to run into the room to make sure I was okay. There are so many great reasons to be pregnant at the same time as your friend. I'm not going to lie, one of them is being able to complain to each other about the stupidest stuff and knowing the other person will understand completely. But the main reason is of course our kids get to grow up together. A built in best friend, it really doesn't get much better than that!
The day my husband and I found out we were pregnant will forever be one of the best days of our lives. I can remember every detail like it was yesterday, knowing that our lives would be forever changed and the feeling of excitement and terror all at the same time. I think the only other day that has topped that would be the day we found out we were having a girl! Being able to see her on the ultrasound looking like a little person was amazing.
Every pregnancy is different, so although Nikol and I are a few weeks apart (I am currently 28 weeks) we have definitely had different experiences. I really don't have much to complain about. My pregnancy has been smooth and relatively symptom free. I had the normal nausea at the beginning and now we have moved on to back and hip pain but it really isn't too bad (I say that now...check back with me in a few more weeks!). The best parts about being pregnant are being able to see her (the few times we have), hearing her strong little heartbeat, and feeling her kick. It really is just indescribable. It is one of the coolest yet weirdest feelings I have ever experienced. I love being able to share her kicks with my husband too, so he doesn't feel too left out of this whole pregnancy thing.
I have been taking a picture of my belly once a month since the day we found out we were pregnant. It really is amazing to look at these pictures because although yes I am with myself everyday, it is hard to notice such a gradual change. So I just wanted to share them with everyone too!