Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Do they know what they're getting into?

I was chatting with one of my friends from Penang, Malaysia yesterday and it turns out that he and his wife will be having their first baby this year. So now I have two friends who will be having babies in 2008. One by one, my friends are all converting to parenthood. I love this news! Soon there will be no need to feel awkward while meeting people who wonder why I don't just sit still and have a decent conversation with them.

When I asked my friend how he and his wife were, he told me about the usual pregnancy complaints (indigestion, dizziness, etc). Standard response. I was like that too. All we focused on at that time was the pregnancy and of course, the big question: How on earth is this baby going to exit my body?! I didn't give much thought at all to what would happen afterwards.

I do remember having these daydreams of me sitting at the computer while a contented baby played in the moses basket next to me. When he was tired, he'd just close his eyes and go to sleep. The other daydream was me continuing to give piano lessons as that same baby slept quietly through it all. And of course, I'd still be able to go for my own cello lessons. Richard would be able to hold the fort while I went out for a couple of hours. Well, reality sunk in pretty quickly once Aaron arrived.

So, today, I've been wondering about my two friends and their growing babies. Do they know what they're getting into?

The more experienced parents out there are probably wondering if I fully realize what I've gotten myself into and if I realize what lies ahead. Ha! Ha! I'm wondering too...


John said...

Amanda, I have a sixteen year old daughter. I still don't have a clue what to expect from one day to the next!

MamaGeek said...

I'm wondering right a long side of you! I'm SO clueles but go with the flow.

Yay for the new set of parents!

Serina Hope said...

I don't think any new parent realizes. My best friend is a first time mom to twin boys! Can you imagine??