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I have one friend who is due next month. I don't expect anyone else to be expecting as most are already done. (I'm a late starter compared to them.)
I wouldn't particularly want to have anyone pregnant, if only because I feel like this is a very personal and intimate (she tells the internet UNIVERSE) experience. I don't feel the need to go through it with friends or family. At least, I don't think that would make it easier. But quite the opposite of wanting attention. I dread telling people because of the attention. The idea of a baby shower is horrifying to me.
The only caveat: I'd love for my kid to grow up being close to some of my friends' kids. I have some wonderful childhood memories (and adult friends still) based on the kids of my parents friends.
My sister is getting married on June 17 and wants to get pregnant right away. I was kind of hoping she would so that I could have a baby to cuddle with since I was sad DH was saying no. Now, I'm even more excited and really hope she does so we can be pregnant together!! (It would be her first!) I'm worried that if it doesn't happen for her that she'll be even more sad though.
I don't feel the need to go through it with friends or family. At least, I don't think that would make it easier. But quite the opposite of wanting attention. I dread telling people because of the attention. The idea of a baby shower is horrifying to me.
Me to a T. In fact I did not have a baby shower with DD1 for this and a couple other reasons. My SIL was pregnant about a month after me with DD #1 and I rather hope I can enjoy this one alone. However, my BIL is getting married early August and they are already saying they plan to get pregnant right away so who knows. If I could I would probably keep my pregnancy just between DH, myself and a couple close people, but I already know that will not happen.
Now that I sound like a miss crabby pants I will swear to you that I am not. Just a silly introvert who enjoys her happy little secret.
I'd be shocked if I found out any family or friends are expecting along with me! I'd be happy for them and glad to share the spotlight though. If I'm being totally honest, my family will likely just roll their eyes at the thought of us having another LOL. No one will like flip out or anything but I know they won't be falling over themselves to congratulate us. They'll be plenty happy when they have new baby to snuggle though !
My sister, SIL and I were all pregnant and due in 2008 and it's nice to the cousins all be so close in age !
Forever Missing Katriel Star (17 weeks) and Sebastian Judah (14 weeks)
I was pregnant with some of my cousins each time I was pregnant before. Christmas of 1998 there were 5 babies under 6 months old there to celebrate. Christmas of 2001 we had 4 under 9 months old.
I've had two other pregnancies where I was pregnant with a family member. Both times that my sister in law was pregnant, I was too. We were actually due within a month of each other both times, but sadly both of those pregnancies ended in miscarriage for me. It makes it hard to celebrate birthdays with my sister in laws kids, because I can't help but think about the fact that we should have a little one that same age.
I'm not a fan of the spotlight though. I'd prefer to not even tell anyone there was a baby coming until the baby was born! lol
So far I'm the only one, but DP's best friend & his wife want to start trying as soon as he's home from deployment, which should be mid July. We'll see. I really don't want the attention, I've never liked that much attention. I've moved past the initial excitement into complete dread of telling people. I'm an alumni of a sorority as well - just imagine how that will go for me, with 50+ women and all the squealing & phone calls that will come along with telling some sisters.
The only thing I really want is for my baby to have some others around it's age. DP's niece is 10 months right now, so that makes me happy that mine will have a cousin close in age & location.