Bump bud­dies!

Katy’s neigh­bour is now her best friend

Pick Me Up! - - LITTLE PICK ME UPS! - Katy Meaney, 31, Wolver­hamp­ton

Our new home was like liv­ing in the 1950s. My part­ner Nathan, 27, and I were the youngest in the cul-de-sac by decades.

But then young cou­ple Natalie and Ricky moved in next door last Jan­uary, and we were so ex­cited, we gave them a card and a bot­tle of wine!

A lit­tle while later, I found out I was preg­nant.

‘I know you’ve only just moved in,’ I said to Natalie, 27. ‘But you’ll be liv­ing next to a scream­ing baby soon!’

‘I was go­ing to tell you the same thing!’ she laughed.

Our ba­bies were even due in the same week – that Novem­ber.

Hang­ing out most days, we soon be­came bump bud­dies – only she had the per­fect preg­nancy, while I had ter­ri­ble morn­ing sick­ness! The preg­nancy flew by and, on Novem­ber 28, my wa­ters broke. Af­ter 32 hours in labour, I had my baby boy. Back on the ward, and who was in the next bed? Natalie! She met my lit­tle James and, the next day, her baby girl May was born. James was 8lb 12oz – and May was only 1oz less. Our ba­bies laugh and smile to­gether. I like to think they’re al­ready best friends, like Natalie and I. Be­fore long our two littl’uns will be rac­ing up and down the street with each other . Maybe James and May can walk up the aisle to­gether one day, too… Well, a mum can dream!

I like to think our ba­bies are best friends… like us!

Me and James (left) and Natalie with May

Me, Nathan and new­born James Natalie, Ricky and lit­tle May

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