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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Gotta Have Friends

"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." - Edna Buchanan

Baby "Sprinkles" are becoming very popular for second, third and subsequent babies, especially with my group of friends. I now have SIX girlfriends pregnant with their number twos. I love the idea of these low key gatherings; there's not as much pressure or formality as with full blown Showers and the games are kept to a minimum, thank goodness!

Last night we celebrated two of my mother-to-be-again friends with a joint Sprinkle and it was a lot of fun. I hadn't seen my friends in several weeks so it was good to catch up and reconnect. I miss them when too much time goes by without seeing their faces.

They say that friendships change once you become a mom because priorities shift and family comes first, but I honestly haven't felt that with my core group of girlfriends. A part from not having as much one-on-one time with them as I used to, they are as encouraging and supportive as always... both the still single and looking for Mr. Right and the fellow new moms.

Sure, I'm closer to some than others, but whenever possible, I try to make time (sans baby) to spend with all of them in a group setting or a cozy lunch for two and stay guneinuely engaged in their lives and what going on in their worlds as I can via Facebook, texts, e-mails and phone calls.

I have learned over the years that friends are as essential to me as breathing.

My friends are my life line to sanity, fun, growth and understanding and provide love and support through good times and bad. We celebrate each others successes and mourn with each other over our losses. I am blessed to have such wonderful, smart, beautiful women in my life and I hope that we always stay close.

The best is yet to be.

Day 78/100

By the way, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, I am trying out a larger font size... Whatdaya think?

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Blogger Natalie said...

You know I've always been so jealous of you and your group of friends! Did I ever tell you that? You guys have an amazing group, and it would be so wonderful to have such a "tight" group of support surrounding you through, well, through whatever!! You're very lucky, but I know that you already knew that :)

May 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger liz said...

You are right; girlfriends are essential. I wish mine lived closer! And I've never heard of sprinkles before!

May 12, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

This is a great picture of you ladies! So glad to hear that you are still getting to spend time with all of them.
"Sprinkles"? What a fun idea! Oh, and I like the bigger font! It's much easier to read...I might even make my posts larger sometimes too.

May 12, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger mamacoreenie said...

The pictures I saw are so cute, you all look great and I love the side-by-side photo of Ms. W and Ms. L with their preggo bellies buried under gifts. Too funny!

So glad you are my friend (and was able to make my Sprinkle too)! xoxo

May 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Sophie Eschenlohr said...

Thanks for the font size!!!! I don't need to squint my eyes to be able to read you!!!!! Ha ha!!!

You all look very pretty! Your Mommy to be friends look great! Nothing to do with me and my 84 kilos!!!! BTW, I still have to send you a photo of my foot ;-)

I'm happy you have such wonderful friends!

May 12, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

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