Ruthie sure loves her play dates. While in KC, my friend J and her daughter O came up for a visit.
J was my gateway drug into the world of starting a family.
R and I waited 5 years after getting hitched before having a baby, because, well, I was content with our lives. Why rock the boat so soon? I felt like Braveheart yelling at R and myself to Hold…. HOLD….
Then, Wait, J is pregnant? And enjoying it? And embracing this life-changer?
Okay, let’s do it.
She has been a big help, too. For instance, I made her describe in excruciating detail her unmedicated hospital birth. Like, every detail. Several times.
The biggest thing I took away from her was positive self-talk during the hardest moments, “My body is made for this. My body is made for this.”
That helped me so much.
She also encouraged me and another friend into trying cloth diapers. We all love it. In fact, every person that I know who is cloth diapering loves it.
A few days prior, O turned the big ‘O’.
Her name isn’t One by the way. And she does have a face. Just not on the internet.
Ruth and I wrapped up a present for and watched as it was opened in painstaking detail.
Later we went for a walk around the neighborhood. It was a gorgeous winter day and we both huffed and puffed our way up some hills. I started huffing and puffing as soon as I got down the driveway.
We’ll be rejoining this duo and two other couples in April for a little beachside getaway. Can’t wait.