YS: What’s been the biggest surprise of your pregnancy?
NR: The whole thing, really, has been surprising and new! It’s such a change physically, mentally, and in terms of lifestyle, that I definitely didn’t know what to expect going into it. I have friends who are moms, and you hear stories and stuff, but it’s never the same until you actually experience it yourself. So I think everything has pretty much surprised me.
YS: Have you joined any mommy-to-be support groups?
NR: My friends have been a great support group. It turns out that, like, all of my friends ended up getting pregnant around the same time I did—so we’re kind of all learning together, and we text daily about what else is new, or what’s different, or what’s aggravating us. So we’re all kind of in it together, which is great. We have this kind of built-in mom group now.
YS: Are there any pregnancy websites and apps you’re using a lot?
NR: I’ve been reading What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and I have their app, which I love. There’s also a great app, American Pregnancy, that my friends and I have been using, and my friends will send me articles from The Bump. So those are resources that we’ve been pulling from, for sure.