Is it just me, or has almost every blogger that I started reading since 2008 had a baby or recently gotten pregnant??? Some of my fellow bloggers are even on their second baby. Boy, do I feel the pressure….
Don’t get me wrong – I am doing just fine baby-less. I currently have a furbaby and 24 first graders who keep away the “baby fever.” From the hours of 7-3, I play Momma to a whole gaggle of little kiddies who remind me that I am not ready to have a child of my own. And then the rest of the hours of the day, I have a little kitty who likes to poop on the rug, climb up the curtains, and my iphone headphones around the house. My kitty and my chickadees make me a very tired girl.
BUT….my fellow bloggers stir up a little bit of envy in my belly. There are some Moms who make pregnancy look very glamorous…they are fashionable and cute and lure me in with their amazing bodies and clothes.
But they can’t fool me. I have to remind myself that I know there is a bigger truth – I have family and friends who have been pregnant since I have been old enough to pay attention to what happens to a woman’s body. They get bloated, swollen, pimple-y, hairy, and stretched out. And not everyone can wear cute maternity clothing. Maybe it will be me.
I also know that babies aren’t like the sweet smelling babydolls I grew up playing with. You also don’t get to dress your baby up all day long – putting them in fun poses for photo shoots and parading them around town. Babies spit up, have explosive poops, and cry…a lot. Plus, being pregnant can be hard… and babies are a lot of responsibility.
So I can’t be jealous of my blog friends… I have to be proud of them. I have to be in awe of them. And give them them two thumbs up and a high five.