In the early hours of Sunday, my best friend gave birth to her second baby, another little boy. After a tough pregnancy it was wonderful to get a first glimpse of such a beautiful little monkey who will be such a big part of my life.
I only have one older sister who has chosen not to have children so my friend giving birth, is what I envisage it like to have your sister go through a pregnancy and birth. From the initial “I’m pregnant” message, everything changes. The excitement for her builds just as it would with my own pregnancy.
I have been best friends with her for over half my life. All my best and worst moments of my life have been shared with her. She was there stood beside me on my wedding day, a proud godmother to my children and was there to wipe my tears when I lost my Mom. She has been so much more than a friend and when your best friend has a baby, it really is such an occasion.
With my own babies off to school in September, my baby days feel like a distant dream but it’s lovely that this little boy will make me feel it all again. With time on my hands, I feel like I will be able to be more involved too (if she wants me to like!!) but it’s such an exciting prospect to be a bigger part of her two boys life.
So many people have told me how envious they are that I have such a brilliant best friend. I never stop and think about it but realise, yes actually, I am so bloody lucky. I know that at any given time of the day I can send her one (of hundreds per day) message and know she will just get it! We share the exact same sense of humour and I cannot imagine not having her in my life.
A huge congratulations to you Emma – and let the baby cuddles commence!