We were the first of our friend group to have kids. The next one came more than a couple years later. We said “It will be weird to see So-And-So with a baby.”
The next baby popped up and now another couple would join us and say, “It will be weird to see So-And-So with a baby.” Again, it wasn’t.
Most of our friends have had their first kid and we’ve haven’t said, “It will be weird to see So-And-So with a baby” in a long time.
One couple never got the “It will be weird…” statement. The statement just wasn’t necessary because this couple having a baby just felt right. And this afternoon, I finally got to watch them do all the Newborn Parenting moves.
The swaddling, swaying, high-pitch “It’ll be ok…” little finger sucking, the newborn parent O face, stories of poo, gas, sleep dramas, and every other nugget that comes with being a parent.
I’m so grateful that I was able to finally watch them do the newborn dance.
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