Last night at dinner I mentioned the Belly Belt to my twice-pregnant friend, Liz, (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!) who knew nothing of the contraption that allows you to expand your favorite pair of trousers into maternity-wear. Ok, well we all know how Liz get’s when she’s pregnant, so maybe it was her. Nope. My other THRICE pregnant friend, Carolyn, also knew nothing about it. What the deuce?
So I thought about it. How do I spend my days when the work just isn’t getting done? Let’s see. I check Celebrity Baby Blog (CBB) then I bookmark all of the fabulous baby and maternity stuff they mention. I contemplate the nursery bedding set Keri Russell chose for her son, River, and decide what set I would’ve chosen. I snack as if I were eating for two, (though I am most definitely not) then I check CBB again and see the diaper bag Naomi Watts carries, and covet it for a good forty minutes. I have no need to carry diapers around at the mo’, but can you imagine how much stuff I could get in there? When make believe time has ended, I check CBB again (what, they update it a LOT, ok?) and enter to win a personalized baby blanket (of course I would have no idea how to personalize a blanket for a child that is years off, so I vow to personalize it for Liz if I win) from yet another fabulous baby site.
After realizing what my day entails (see above) and what my pregnant friends’ days entail, (chasing kids around after a long day of work and going to bed at a ridiculously early hour because they grew a lung or something that day) it’s pretty obvious why they’re clueless about pregnancy and baby crap. You see, they have actual things to think and worry about, like pregnancy, childbirth and financing the whole fiasco; whilst I sit on my bottom and dream up wardrobe for a future-preggo me and a nursery for a not-even-thought-about infant.
Le sigh. At least I know what nursery bedding set I’ll be choosing when the time eventually comes. In the meantime, however, I’ll be the best baby-gift giver there is. Perhaps I should think about getting a real hobby…