When I was pregnant, I knew 18 other expecting mothers. All were long time friends or women I had worked with, 90% were expecting baby boys and there were two sets of twins. It seemed like every time I shared our good news, they were sharing theirs right back. Lucky me, a network of mommies!
The ones who already had a baby were eager to reminisce about what it was like, and the ones who were pregnant loved tossing symptoms, decorating ideas and information on the latest diaper bag, bassinet and everything else there is for baby back and forth. The ones who weren’t pregnant asked a lot of questions because they would be there soon themselves.
Fast forward a few months and I can’t believe that all but one of those babies has been born and that most of my friends and I all have children and in two cases 🙂 are already working on baby number two!
Lucas and I had a mommy and me play date today with three of my closest friends and their children and as I sat on the floor wiping up his spit for the umpteenth time, I couldn’t help but think, my, how times have changed. Everything from our appearances to our conversations. We have been mom-ified! Now, it’s all about our children; their needs, diaper changes, naps and feedings…as well it should be.
I am thankful that my friends and I can still together, even if we have to eat our lunch in shifts, care for each others children while one of us uses the ladies room and have our chit chat broken up by our babies fussing. I know somewhere in there remains some version of our old selves. At least, I hope so.
The best is yet to be and here’s hoping there are many more play dates in our future.