When my friends have babies… what does Kelly do? (spoiler alert: the answer is not have babies too haha)
As I've mentioned (many times, sorry if you follow me on twitter ha ha), a lot of my friends are having babies at the moment. I'm sorry, weren't we just 16? Last weekend was my best friend Katie's baby shower, and it was pretty hilarious when I was writing down what she got for thank you notes. I had no idea what half of the stuff was. She probably got a good laugh looking at that list. I did get to see some lovely college friends though. When my friends have babies, I get to see my faraway friends at the baby showers. Score one for me.
and awesome centerpieces made by Katie's sister in law :)
I may not be a fan of baby stuff but I love a good teddy bear, and books. I was borderline too excited about all these books. I've already bought Katie's not-born-yet son more than one book. I have issues.
So anyway, enough cute stuff… back to the baby world. I have another good friend from high school who just had a baby two weeks ago, who I met last week (adorable) and you've read all about my adventures with Lia, Tiff's baby who won me over right from the day she didn't cry when I held her. She won me over again when she gave me the cutest EVER smile last Saturday when she woke up for a nap and found me staring at her. Not to jinx it, but so far I have yet to make any of my friends babies bawl hysterically. Score two for me.
Ten years ago I worried that leaving for college in different states would make me "grow apart" from my high school friends. That didn't happen. Six years ago I worried that graduating college would make me "grow apart" from my college friends. That didn't happen either. So, guess what else won't come between us? Babies. I am determined not to allow the fact that I know nothing about breastfeeding, the best strollers for newborns or baby wipe warmers make me a bad friend to a new mom. I know, I know, new moms want to be friends with moms. I am guilty as anyone else of letting life get busy and a lot of time go by before I see friends. I know my friends will be busy and have new priorities. That's okay. I will still make sure that I am making an effort when I can, to be a good friend and stay in touch. So last Saturday, I took Tiff out for her first adventure with me without Lia. A sweet 2 hour gossiping session in the form of manicures and pedicures. Wahoo.
So the answer is, when my friends have babies, I get manicures...
Have you been able to maintain your old friendships through some of the changes of life?
You can read Part 1 of When Your Friends Have Babies here.