When Friends without Kids Become Parents
|A rattle my friend used to announce her pregnancy. Isn’t it cute?|
I am thrilled that my husband and I will be spending some much needed fun time with my gal pals and their husbands this weekend. What excites me most is that we’re currently all pregnant within 6 weeks of each other and it’s our last hurrah before the first of us has her baby. Surely, we’ll be talking about the pregnancies and the future babies.
And if you know me, I love talking about all things pregnancy and babies! I’ll be in my glory, especially since I’ve been waiting for this moment for five years now, back when I was expecting my first baby.
I was the first to marry and to start having kids. I went from staying up late and hanging out to getting up in the middle of the night to feed and change a baby, barely being able to keep my eyes open the next day let alone past 9 pm. I wanted to talk about babies and kids, but my friends weren’t in that mindset just yet.
Fast forward five years, and I now have two kids. My friends are now married, and in the summer, one of them announced she was going to have her first baby. A few weeks after that, I was surprised to discover that I too was expecting a baby, my third, just six weeks after her. Lo and behold a few weeks after that, we were presented with matching baby rattles from our third friend with the announcement that she too was surprised to find that she was expecting a baby, just six weeks after me.
Isn’t that awesome? Back when we were all in college, we dreamed about having our babies at the same time, and now it’s happening!
I’m just happy that they’ll be finally joining the mommy club and I can talk about my kids and parenting without feeling guilty (selfish, no?). Of course, I can’t wait to hear about their adventures as well and silently giggle at all of their first-time mommy moments (okay, sometimes I giggle aloud; can’t help it!). And now they’ll understand the mid-night wakefulness, the lack of sleep, the fullness of diaper bags, and the warmth of baby cuddles.
They’re going to be great moms, and of course, their husbands will be great dads.
I just love that we can all be parents together now!
Note: As I was about to publish this, I was informed that our first friend had her baby last night. So much for last hurrahs, but hooray for new babies! Welcome to the world, little one!