Tuesday, July 18, 2006

You'd Find it Fascinating Too, if You Were in My Shoes

Just got back from an impromptu playdate with two other mom friends--one also pregnant with her second, like me, and the other having just given birth to her second 6 weeks ago. We spent 90 minutes together, and as the toddlers played, I think we spent at LEAST half an hour discussing the merits and flaws of various types of double strollers: front-to-back or side-by-side? travel system to accomodate the infant carseat, or just go with a cheaper non-system version? are you really going to actually be brave enough to go out of the house on any sort of stroller-needing errand with both babies at the same time, anyway?

Then we spent the rest of the time talking about the Baby Bjorn (worth the money once you have to juggle two babies at the same time? or fancy rip-off even though we all have one?) and the art of nursing a newborn standing up, outside, at the playground, while simultaneously running after a two-year-old on the jungle gym, and how different that is from nursing your first baby, when you sit in one specific chair, in one position, with the same twelve pillows in their precise places every single time, and if the phone rings or someone comes to the door, you are unable to respond because you can't both move and keep the baby latched on at the same time.

Yes, this is what your life turns into when you cross the great divide between having one baby and having two. These are the things you talk about. And it's FASCINATING. (I'm not being facetious.)

I just spilled black cherry smoothie down the front of my white maternity t-shirt. Time to go.

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