Monday, March 30, 2009

Oh Baby!

Well, I had a baby themed weekend and got to mark something off my list!

It all started on Friday when I went shopping for a baby shower and my friend’s little boy’s birthday. Witty Guy came with me and it was quite hilarious. I kept asking his opinion of all the outfits and we spent a lot of time in the baby department trying to figure out what babies need. He was such a sport! He helped me with everything and even carried around the diapers and stuff. I meanwhile was obsessed with this little elephant blanket-rattle-stuffed-toy thingy I picked out. It was so soft and cute. I almost wanted to keep it for myself!

On Saturday I drove down to Greenville for a baby shower for an old friend. (I was Maid of Honor in her wedding 2 ½ years ago and have not seen her since then and had only heard through the grapevine that she was pregnant so I was kind of shocked when I got the invite, but that’s a whole other post.)

Anyway, I got to see a lot of old friends and catch up with them which was nice. Ok, so it was a little weird too and quite frankly after almost 10 years of showers for everyone and their momma, I am getting kind of tired of hearing about weddings and babies. Well, babies not so much, but weddings for sure. And somehow even though this was a baby shower, the topic of weddings was discussed at length. I’m not bitter, really, just tired. I’m trying to have endurance at this whole supporting all my friends thing, but it feels like a freaking marathon and if it is ever my turn they will have all lost touch with me or be too wrapped up in their own lives to support me. Eloping is looking better and better everyday.

Ok, sorry for the rant.

Anyway, after the shower I went over to my friend Megan’s house to meet her kids. She has a little girl, Lucy, who is 3, and a 10-month-old little boy, Bobby. I get a little nervous around kids just because I am never, ever around them. But I need to overcome that if I am ever going to have kids of my own!

It was crazy to see how much work 2 kids are too. I always thought I wanted like 4, but I’m now reconsidering. There is always someone needing something or wanting your attention but it is just like second nature to Megan. She just did it all with ease.

Little Lucy is so stinking cute and she knows it. And little Bobby crawling around was the most adorable thing ever. I was hesitant to hold Bobby at first, because like I said kids kind of scare me. But I did and it wasn’t bad. He is quite the wiggle worm and he even spit up on my leg, but it didn’t bother me much because I just found him so cute and fascinating. I mean what is going on in that little head of his?

Anyway, they had me stay for dinner and her husband JR cooked for us. After dinner I remembered my list and told Megan she could help me mark something off if I could just get Bobby to laugh. It wasn’t as simple as it sounds. He wasn’t having it with the tickling but then she suggested peek-a-boo and that got a little chuckle out of him and even a little snort! Make a baby laugh: check!

(Please excuse the poor picture quality. It was with my camera phone and I apparently can't get a clear shot with that!)

I’m saving the diaper change for little Avery who will be here in June. I’ve heard girls are easier than boys with that anyway!

The fact that so many of my friends are starting to become known as “mom” makes ME feel old!

But, any of you moms out there, please invite me over to hang out with the kids. Heck, I’ll even babysit…maybe…I’ll have to think about it. But I do need to get more comfortable around kids and learn how all this works because if I don’t, I may have a nervous breakdown when it comes to having one of my own!

3 comments:

Heath said...

SUZ!!!! good job at making him laugh! youll be a seasoned pro by the time Avery comes along.
Thanks for saving the diaper change for us! I'm excited to help you cross something off the list.

Megan G said...

Hey Susan! We loved having you over for dinner. We can't wait so long to see each other again. If you ever need a reason to come to Greenville again please do stop by, we would love to have you over! And thank you for the inspiration. I posted my 40 before 40 list on my facebook since I don't have a blog. I am so excited about it!

heidi said...

You're still seeing Witty Guy?! Awesome! And very cool that he went baby shopping with you. Way to go on making the baby laugh!!!