In the first week of this new year, I've learned that 3 friends are pregnant. Most exciting is that one of my dear high school friends is pregnant with her first. When I last saw her this past fall, she mentioned that she felt ready to start a family. I'm thrilled for her.
When I mentioned it to Mom, who got to know this friend well back in h.s. days, her reply was something along the lines of "Well, she and her husband are at that time when you think about kids. They aren't getting any younger." She can shit on anything.