Since, I became pregnant I joined a Mom's Board on The Bump. Brought to you by the same people that bring you The Knot and The Nest.
I was on with Henry but this time, I was drawn to a message board called February 2012 Moms.
We have all gone through many up and downs together. It's a great place for all of us pregnant ladies to vent and just talk about our pregnancies or just talk in general. It may seem strange to some of you to talk to people that you have no idea who they are but you really do get to know people this way.
On the board, us second, and third time mom's adopted a first time mommy. We set it up so first time moms can ask us any kind of question they want. The girl I adopted is a perfect match. We get along great and have so much in common. It's exciting going through this with her for the first time.
I also had another girl on the board that I was instantly drawn too. It is freaky how much the two of us have in common. We don't live near each other, she is in Texas but there was something about her that just makes me feel like, if I lived in Texas we would be friends.
Well, this week she started preterm labor. She is only 25 weeks today. I saw her post on the board yesterday and immediately started crying. She was 3cm yesterday morning and by the afternoon she was 4cm. Last night she was holding strong but this morning she had a high water leak and it looks like her little boy will arrive today.
She has been emailing me and I have been updating the girls on the board so they know what is going on. I am just AMAZED by the support of strangers. Everyone on that board has posted prayers and thoughts to her and her family and we are all just waiting to hear updates.
The way strangers pull together to pray and think about another woman going through what most of us could never imagine going through, is just amazing. We have created a community and bond that could not be broken.
We all know this could be us and we are all scared for her but we are staying strong because we know that is what she needs. Today, is going to be a very emotional day for her and her family but I hope she knows that she has a lot of support and a lot of ladies thinking about her.