Remember what I said about when you aren't ever having anymore babies everyone around you picks up the slack? Here's your photographic proof. These are two of my four (that I know of) friends that are currently pregnant. I have two people in my life with new babies and countless friends I only connect with on social media having babies.
I went to my second baby shower this week today. It was in the party room of building on the beach. It was a beautiful view. I left Riley napping with Mike and went. There I was with a lovely view of the beach, in a room full of mommy friends and no kids. It was surreal. I couldn't help, but think how surreal it was to finish conversations and plates of food in peace. Not only that, but soon there would be twice as many kiddos running around when we get together. Whoa.
Sometimes I'm sad and jealous, but mostly I look at them and feel awash with relief. I don't know what would have happened if Riley didn't already have a sibling. I love what siblings do for each other, but I couldn't have done pregnancy twice. I am awe of my friend carrying their babies to term and taking care of potty training two year olds! Super. Heroes.