When Kate Middleton and Prince William triumphantly exited London's St. Mary's Hospital with newborn Prince George in Kate's arms on July 23, 2013, I was watching excitedly from home as I held my own newborn baby boy, who was born just days earlier. That's right — Princess Kate was my celebrity pregnancy twin. When she was parading around in designer maternitywear and redecorating her new home to prepare for her first child, I was wearing maternity hand-me-downs and trying to find the smallest crib on the market that would fit in my apartment.
It was hard not to compare my (much larger) bump to hers during our pregnancies, and it's proven even harder not to think of my own son whenever there's news or photos of baby George. Read on for the ups and downs of this royal-baby-comparison roller coaster (I'm still trying to decide if being given British-flag baby shoes was a high or a low).
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