Monday, March 13, 2006

Holy Crap.

Did I even MENTION that Tree had her baby?

Well, she did. It's a girl. Named Ilana. (Which is a much nicer name than her sister-in-law's child which includes, among a variety of oddnesses, the name "Badgerling". Not kidding.)

I haven't yet seen the child, but I hear everyone's doing fine. I'm sure they're overwhelmed with well-wishers, but I've asked to be invited over as soon as they're ready for other company.

I actually saw another couple's newborn on Friday night - they brought it to the 30th birthday party. It hung out and slept amid the music and chatter - good baby! I want to be one of those people who still have a social life post-baby. I know, selfish. But the baby has to get used to other people anyway. And I want to make sure I continue to have friends who will to babysit for me from time to time.

Steph's baby is doing well, and soon Kat will be having her baby. I will be surrounded by babies!


Stephanie said...

I had grand ambitions of continuing my social butterfly lifestyle post-baby, but despite my best efforts, it is virtually impossible. Motherhood changes your social life, your friendships, your marriage - pretty much everything. I don't go out as often as I used to for various reasons, not the least of which is that most days I'm simply too exhausted. It sounds completely depressing but's not - really. My life is different now but better. Last week for the first time Charlotte called out, "Mama" and when I went over to her she put her arms around my neck and hugged me. There are no parties in the world that can compare to that.

Raye said...

I was going to write a "surrounded by babies" comment - but after reading Steph's comment, I just can't do it. Congratulations to all the fine women I know who have embraced motherhood. I only hope that I will be an exceptional as you if/when my time arrives.

Unknown said...

I hope I make it to motherhood with such grace as well.