Who are these Fertiles - showing care and compassion on a grand scale? My local Fertiles really showed their true colors last night.
I saw email chains flying around setting up dinners for my family once the baby arrives. Do I have any preferences, aversions, dietary restrictions? What about Toddlerina? What does she eat? Would I like to consider a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule to stretch it out - everyone will make large meals to allow for leftovers.
Who are these people? How do these Fertiles have the hearts of an IF veteran? I guess babies can bring out the best in everyone.
I got a call from another neighbor. Her daughter is our occasional sitter. She has a chronic illness that can keep her out of school for weeks at a time. It is not life threatening and she is expected to outgrow it. Her daughter recently had a bout with it and is on the mend.
She had made something for the baby at school. Wouldn't I come down and get it?
I head out the door - half in clothes, half in jammies (it was 730pm after all). I am wearing The Nighttime Bra, the one without the flying buttresses.
Low riders and jammies, I walk into a surprise neighborhood baby shower.
It was great. Everyone swapping stories, trying to scare the new Momma to be then telling tear jerker tales of motherhood.
I would give anything in the world to have everyone here beside me, battle over and war won. Every day I offer up my own thanks, then your names are right behind - asking to take you along too.
It looks dippy in print, but I wanted you to know.