This blog will track the development of our little baby #2, Tara's pregnancy, Mike's journey into fatherhood of two, and our toddler's leap into siblinghood, along the way!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Pregnancy Week 11--There must be something in the water...
...Because everyone is pregnant!
I just found out one of my good friends is expecting, two other college friends are pregnant, one of my cousin's is pregnant, one of my work friends is pregnant, two of Mike's college roommate's wives are pregnant--and almost all of us due around the same time--March to June. I also know a lot of people who just had babies in the past 3 months. I could say, I guess it's just that time in our lives...first we have the half decade where we attend 5-10 weddings every year, now we have moved into the baby decade.
But I feel it's something more than that. One of my friends wrote on facebook, "Is anyone NOT pregnant? I'm sure the list will be shorter." And we travel in different circles. It is not just me who is noticing. I don't know if it has to do with the economy, a surge in telling women to not wait until their late 30s/early 40s (remember all those scare-tactic posters up in the subway a while back? Warning women to get on the baby bandwagon soon or else?), or if it really is just a coincidence/age/timing thing? But we pregnant women are everywhere!
I'll guess I'll have to wait a while to find out the statistics of 2009 births, but I am guessing that it will be higher than 07s and 08s. We'll see!
It is nice to know that our child will have a lot of built-in friends from my friends' children, as well. I wish the best of luck to all my fellow pregnantees!