I’m at the age where a lot of friends are getting married and having children.
None of my really close friends have fit into this category (yet) so it still feels like something I’ve been watching from afar.
And by afar, I mean being constantly reminded about via Facebook.
However, one of my part-time employees/friend at the museum is due to have a baby boy this summer, and it’s the first time I’ve really been around anyone in my adult life who’s pregnant. It’s been an interesting experience to hear all the stories, and share in the excitement, especially since we share the same sense of humour and fears about such things, she’s one of the more rationale mom’s to be I’ve encountered.
I’ve never had the desire to have a child biologically. Even when I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to adopt. This was years before I found out my dad was adopted. It was just something I knew I wanted to do, and will do, whenever the time comes.
I had to smile today when she told me she was listening to my podcast, and put the headphones on her belly and the baby started kicking up a storm to Jack White’s “I’m Shakin'” – completely made my day. I’m working on a baby mix for her to play now.
Also, this bib is the best thing ever.