I used to think, before I had Isaac, that people were maybe exaggerating how excited they were for us to become parents. Don’t get me wrong, I knew we had people rooting for us for a long time, and that they were happy to see us finally having a baby. What I didn’t realize back then, is that the simple fact that we were having a baby, and that we were going to experience becoming parents, would really make people feel so good. I thought they were all just being polite.
Now that I’m a mom, my heart swells whenever I find out someone new is expecting, because I know the extent of the love they’re about to experience.
For the first timers, I know that they think they know how awesome it will be, but won’t really know until it happens. And then, when it does happen, nothing is more fun than seeing new parents gush over their babe! I’m not sure there’s anything more magical in life than a new family taking form.
Look at me being all nostalgic! I am an old pro with my three-month-old, right?
For those doing it all over again, I’m actually a little jealous. I knew the moment I laid eyes on my little guy that I wanted to do it again. If I’d started 10 years ago, I might just have a dozen by now.
Yes, I’m well aware that I just had a baby and have no business talking #2 just yet, let alone #12.
The whole point is, there are so many people around me expecting babies, and I cannot wait to be introduced to each of them! But even more than that, I can’t wait to see my friends experience the most amazing gift this life has to offer. And, I’m not just being polite.