This is me and my best friend Angela. We’ve been friends since we were 13.
The story of our friendship is long and funny and bumpy, but no matter how much time goes between our visits, it’s like no time has passed at all. Sometimes we go months without talking, and sometimes we talk twice a month…..which is a lot for us. I love our friendship b/c it’s always there…..even with months of not talking sometimes.
When I had Dylan, she was super excited for me, even though I was 2,000 miles away. She was one of the first people I talked to on the phone after I delivered him. She still to this day keeps a picture of me FAT AS EVER PREGNANT on her refridgerater. 😳 I love that she loves it that much. 😀
Now it’s her turn. Right now, as I type, she is in labor. Dilating, water breaking, walking the floors LABOR. Today is also her due date. How perfect is that?! I got an email from her yesterday saying she was STILL pregnant. I called her this morning to give her a due date pep talk. I remember how sad I was on my due date b/c I thought I’d be holding a baby by that day, but there I was, still fat and pregnant and uncomfortable. So, I called her to give her a boost. No answer. I left her a funny message instead. I realized tonight that I never heard back from her…. so I called again. Chad (her husband) answered “Hey Bran!” My heart starts racing b/c I KNOW they have a baby by now since he answered.
Me: YOU HAVE A BABY RIGHT NOW DON’T YOU!?!?!?!?!?!
Chad: no, not yet. We are at the hospital though.
Me: what? why?
Chad: she’d dilated to a 4 and her water broke….
He was still talking telling me about her walking the halls and such….but I was busy screaming and jumping up and down. I was also holding an OPEN salt shaker. I got salt all over my kitchen floor. 😆 I proceeded to ramble a bunch of stuff about how excited I was, how much I loved her, how much I would be praying for her, how excited I was (did I mention that?).
A few days ago Chad sent me a “growth chart” for Angela’s progress. Here it is….it’s amazing. I love it. LOVE IT.
I’m saving this forever. I think I’ll put it on my fridge. 😀
Right now, I’m praying for her. For her strength, for her emotions, for her health, for baby Kamdyn’s health, for her overall experience to be wonderful and for it to be a safe and happy delivery for them all. Pray for her too if you think about it. 😀 I am SO EXCITED that my oldest friend is getting to experience becoming a mommy.
Now I’ve gone and made myself cry! 😉
Baby Kamdyn arrived this morning a little before 9a.m. She was 8lbs 6oz…. that’s a big baby for such a small mommy!! Now that the easy part is over (haha!) the fun can begin!