Saturday, October 16, 2010

A little Lucy to love

Last night at dinner, Lucy slips into conversation that she's not pregnant, but she's taking prenatal vitamins in preparation.

And I'm completely caught off guard.

Classy enough not to say anything, the inside of my head looks something like this: ??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, so. I had no idea her and Chet were planning on reproducing in the near future. It completely knocked me on my ass.

Not that I should have been surprised. They've been married for four years now. She's finally through grad school. She landed the full-time job. Sense? It makes perfect sense.

I was still shocked. And really excited for her. And, selfishly, a little sad for myself.

It's going to be a big transition, right? I'm going to lose her to motherhood, aren't I?

And, after a few hours of silently sulking and feeling completely left out/pathetic (remember, Colleen has a boyfriend now so I am Single Sally and it blows), I got over it. Because those were the exact things I thought when she got married. And we're even better friends now.

Before I even got out of bed this morning, I decided on the perfect baby gift.

And exactly where I want to hold the baby shower.

Eeeeeee! Babies!


my life is brilliant said...

I was afraid of that a little with ER. After her baby was born, I was afraid ER wouldn't enjoy our silly little gossip updates about celebrities and people we went to college with. She has a baby, so she wouldn't care about that stuff, right?

Wrong! We talk just as much as we did before, and we talk about exactly the same stuff as we did before. I get more texts from her now, though, and a heck of a lot more picture messages of her adorable daughter.

In my experience, your friendship will be just fine. It's your wallet you need to worry about. (Have you SEEN baby clothes? And shoes? And blankets? And stuffed animals? And ...)

Anonymous said...

My best friend had her daughter when we were 21. I didn't have Luke until obviously much later. When I was pregnant with Luke someone said I wouldn't be friends anymore with friends who either had no kids or older kids. I huffed at them. They obviously don't know the friendships I have. I'm still just as close to her, if not closer, and still close to my friends who don't have kids.


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