Let's Talk Belly to Belly

bump club chicago!

Pregnancy can feel like one big waiting game — with frequent Ben & Jerry’s breaks.

Hold out with Bump Club Chicago. The just-launched group brings together expectant moms for dinners, seminars, workouts, and more.

Founder (and mom-to-be) Lindsay Pinchuk organizes at least two events a month and anyone, as long as she’s preggo, is invited. Though there’s no cost to be a member, events require pre-registration and spots fill up quickly.

At the May 17 dinner at Quartino ($50), a rep from the baby boutique Giggle dishes registry tips. And at a June 23 dinner, lactation consultant and nurse Kathy Lipke discusses what to expect at the hospital and during your first week home with baby. There are also regular prenatal fitness classes at The Dailey Method.

Soon, a VIP program will provide yearlong discounts at stores like Twinkle Twinkle Little One and with local photographers, ensuring you’ll stay in swell company even after baby arrives.

For more information and to register for events, go to bumpclubchicago.com.

this week in chicago!

P.S. I Hate It Here: Kids’ Letters from Camp
Local mom Diane Falanga reads from her new book, a collection of hand-jotted notes sent by cabin-bound tykes.
Why: The funny passage about lice inspections.
When: Fri., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.
Where: Fri., The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., at Lawrence Ave. (773-293-2665); Sat., Lad & Lassie, 1115 Central Ave., at Wilmette Ave., Wilmette (847-251-7570). Admission is free.

Rock Your Tutu for
St. Jude
For $125, kiddies get photographed spinning in ballerina getups. All proceeds benefit the groundbreaking children’s hospital.
Why: DailyCandy Kids readers get 25 free black and white wallet prints (reg. $75). Mention DC when booking.
When: Thru May 31. Tues.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (By appt. only.)
Where: Classic Kids Photography, 917 W. Armitage Ave., b/t Sheffield Ave. & Halsted St. (773-296-2607); 566 Chestnut St., at Spruce St., Winnetka (847-446-2064).

Great Bear Wilderness
Polar bears, grizzlies, wolves, and bison hoof through Brookfield Zoo’s new permanent habitat.
Why: The 24-foot-tall aviary housing a bald eagle.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 8400 31st St., at First Ave., Brookfield (708-688-8000). Admission is $10-$14.

Photo: Thinkstock

566 Chestnut St
@ Spruce St
Winnetka, IL 60093
917 W Armitage Ave
bt Sheffield Ave & Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
Lad & Lassie
1115 Central Ave
@ Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
8400 31st St
Brookfield, IL 60513
4736 N Lincoln Ave
@ W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625