Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Mommy club

I spent time with a new mama recently and we had lots of fun talking about giving birth and stuff. It's nice to be able to talk about things that would normally gross out the population at large, but are nevertheless a normal part of one's day. (Ex. Rectal pressure...told you it would gross you out. Where do you think that baby goes? Not just out, but down and there are a lot of other things inside me besides baby! Organs, for example)

I very much want all of this to be normal and natural without intervention, but I also realize that what will be, will be and if we both come out on the other side, THAT is the goal. I have found that mommy friends are more willing to spend time hanging out, (or perhaps I have time to pursue them now that I'm at home) and all of them have such wisdom to pass along!

It also gives us something in common. Beth put it so well when we were talking about friends with kids wondering when their friends without kids are going to have kids. She said basically 'I don't understand your life anymore and I want you to have kids so we have something to talk about now...like poopy diapers!' I thought that was hilarious, but nonetheless, true. We all want common ground to stand on with the people around us. It's what helps us relate! Funny, we talked about this in neighborhood group this past week, but in terms of reconciliation with others. Hmmm. Is there a theme?

1 comment:

coombes said...

First of all congratulations. I saw your picture on facebook, then went over to myspace and found your blog. And though I plan on reading it all :) I wanted to say hello! Parenthood is a blessing. It does change your relationships with people - Most of my friends are moms now - most are new moms too. If you don't know, we have a little 13 mth old boy.
There are a lot of other things that go along with Labor and delivery then just the pushing! it's gross - but I wish someone told me!
There is also the aftermath, when you come home.
I would love to meet up with an Ole' friend and talk. You know how to reach me.
Shannon

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