We survived our first trip with our newborn daughter and boy was it a great trip! We went to Texas to see my parents, relatives and many friends who met Luna for the very first time. Luna was an awesome happy baby on four flights. She drove all over southeast Texas, ate at many restaurants, shopped all day, toured the boardwalk, had her first crawfish boil and met a ridiculous amount of people. (Yet, still not everyone…there are just too many good friends to see!) It was one awesome and busy week.
Luna and I both crashed after getting home today which explains why I’m blogging at 11:30pm. I’m certain that the second I post this and get into bed, she will wake up ready to eat. Oh well, I kind of miss her when she’s sleeping so waking up in the wee hours really isn’t bad. Although, she’s so worn out she may sleep all night.
One of the best parts of being in Texas was seeing my friends, their babies and introducing them to my baby. One of my best friends had her 3rd baby boy the day before we flew into town! Seeing all of us with our babies together is really special. I feel so lucky to have such wonderful friends who are also Mom’s in my life.
The entire week was spent staring at babies and talking about them. None of us can even remember what we talked about prior to having babies. We transitioned from crushes to colleges to marriage to breastfeeding and poopy diapers over the last 15 or so years, but it seems like no time has passed at all. Seriously? Weren’t we all just calling shotgun in our boyfriend’s pick-up trucks, skipping school to eat at Dairy Queen and having all night dance parties in our pj’s? When the hell did we grow up?
We just thought that high school was hard and dramatic. What, with its heartbreaks, bad grades, attempts to fit-in, prom disasters, eating disorders, after-school jobs and whatnot. We only survived because we had each other. I’m sure of it. Now, we have learned the true meaning of survival as well as friendship. Life after high school has gotten so much better, but not without it’s fair share of illness, miscarriages, loss, career choices, more heartbreak, moves and failures. Thankfully, we still have each other. Even though we are states away (some of us are even countries away) I am constantly leaning on them for support.
Seeing our kids meet each other is so special. I wish we all lived closer, but hey, at least they’ll always have reasons to travel!
Love you all!