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Maternity Shirts: Cheer Up Someone on Bed Rest

Ann Courtney
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One of my friends was confined to bed rest for 5 months of her pregnancy.  Needless to say, she was bored out of her mind.  To cheer her up, I started a campaign to find the funniest maternity shirt possible for her to wear.  I figured at least with funny maternity shirts, it would make her laugh for a few minutes each day, and people who visited her could look forward to laughing too.

So I started on a hunt to find the funniest maternity shirt.

To be honest, there were a lot of mildly funny maternity shirts.  Each time I found one worth spending money on, I bought it.  My pregnant friend also got into the hunt as well, and that helped keep her mind occupied while she was required to rest.  Pretty soon, we had everyone who visited her bringing her funny maternity shirts.  It became a game to see who could find the next funniest one, and who could make her laugh the longest.

When she told her doctor about this challenge, he said it was the greatest idea ever.  The result of all of this was that my little idea grew to become a huge project, and she ended up with a collection of very funny maternity shirts.  Since then we have started a new tradition.  Each time one of our friends gets pregnant, we pass on the collection of funny shirts to her until the next pregnancy comes along.

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