In what is possibly the second most exciting moment of 2013 thus far, Katie, my very best friend of 22 years, the one who finds it perfectly normal to jump over stools , the one who allowed me to "help" her put on her gown for graduation, the one who painstakingly cracked open peanut shells to fill with tiny rocks before gluing them back together on April Fools, announced she is HAVING A BABY.
She's due April 5th, three days after me. We couldn't have planned so well if we tried. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE EXCITEMENT IF OUR BABIES ARE BORN THE SAME DAY? Naturally I think we need to have opposite genders so they can get married or the same gender (preferably girl) so they can be best friends. Katie brought up that maybe we shouldn't push any weddings just yet, but I couldn't agree. I was all ready to fill out the paperwork for an arranged marriage.
Whenever we talk on the phone these days we share our pregnancy war stories. She recently sent this to me and I couldn't agree more.
Pregnancy tip of the day:
If you are going out in the morning and you want to put some makeup on so you look somewhat alive -- EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY THROWN UP ONCE THAT DAY -- do not apply mascara until right before you go out the door. Because, who knows, you might have the sudden urge to vomit right before you leave the house, in which process your eyes might water so much that all the mascara drains down your face. So either postpone the application of mascara or - at any rate - look in the mirror before you head out the door. (Thankfully, I did.) that way people won't think you have your holidays mixed up.... "So what freakish creature are you trying to be for Halloween??"
Pearls of wisdom right there. Pearls of wisdom.