Thursday, October 2, 2008

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I'm the first of any of my friends to have a baby. I'm starting to wonder if they "get it".

In the past day, I have received a few calls, texts or emails from friends. The first call came the other night (well, voice mail anyway). My friend just moved in with her fiance and spent all day moving. The message went something like this, "Hi Bailey, Just calling to see how you and the baby are doing. I spent all day moving and I'm so tired". Now, not to discount my friend's excitement and the exhaustion of moving, but really? You're tired? My husband and I have had a total of maybe 20 hours of sleep in the past week...maybe.

Last night, I received a text message from a friend who was out at a fashion show. She and I had gone to this show together last year and I would have gone with her this year if not for the baby. She texted that she was sitting across the runway from Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz. Ok, that's cool. She followed it up today with an email detailing how cool the show and the gift bag were and blah, blah, blah. I would have loved to go to this show but it was not in the cards. No big deal though.

I just checked my email and got one from another friend. This email was inviting me to a beer tasting event that's going on sometime this month. It seems like the email was sent to her entire address book or something but still.

I know the world doesn't stop because I had a baby, but it made me and my husband laugh this evening...and then we yawned.


CaraBee said...

We were lucky that a bunch of our friends had babies at the same time we did, but I admit that I was that clueless friend before. I had NO idea the timesuck that babies are. And a week of moving doesn't equal two days with a baby. No way, no how.

MEP said...

When I think about the things I said to my mommy friends before I had kids, I want to crawl up in a ball and hide. I definitely did not get it, but I did have good intentions!

Bailey said...

It's one of those things that you never really get until you experience it.

At least it's given Fredo and I a good laugh this week.

Marianne said...

I'm actually one of the last of my friends to have kids (I have like, two child-free friends left), but my husband has no dude-friends with kids. His friends don't get it at all. He is, however, uber-lucky to have a fabulous wife who says "Go ahead and go out! I want you to have fun. But, you'll risk your life if you wake up the baby when you come home!"

So --- it's amazing how in love you can be with someone who just entered your life a week ago, isn't it? Even though people tell you about it, you really can't be prepared.