When I was secret pregnant with Viv, I got a facebook friend request from an old college friend. We both worked on the college crisis hotline, Middle Earth, and spent countless hours together in that living room waiting for the chronic callers to keep us busy. Although she is a year younger than me, she graduated a semester early (one semester after I did).
During a transitional time, she moved into the same apartment complex as me, so we were able to see each other occasionally. But as things go, we lost touch.
Only a few weeks after our new facebook friendship, she announced she was pregnant with her first baby! I did some calculations and realized her due date would be a little over a month before mine.
Once I announced my pregnancy, we started exchanging ideas, complaints, and excitements. When I saw she registered, I figured I had about a month to get my act together and do that. The list goes on and on (birthing classes, ordering the crib, etc).
Her due date came and went, and she delivered a beautiful daughter about two weeks later. And then I delivered Miss Viv a week early. For those mathematicians out there, the girls are 13 days apart!
Seeing her over our maternity leaves really kept me sane. well, relatively sane. We got lunch and talked for hours. She introduced me to a music class for babies, and I brought her to a baby wearing meeting to learn how to use our various baby carriers.
It’s harder to get together since we’ve returned to work, but those times are so worth it. it’s amazing to see how big her daughter has gotten, and I can’t wait until Viv and her start really interacting.
In Early May, she invited us to Indian Ladder Farm’s baby animal day! the girls got to see some cute animals (and Viv inadvertently tried to kill a a baby chick), and then played in the grass!
yippee for old and new friends!!