You’re Pregnant? Congratulations! I’ll call you in 15 years.
Many of my friends went into Mommy Hibernation when the first Baby was born. This is the reality that your entire life is now focused on feeding schedules, naptime, and poop. This phase can last a few years, or in rare cases it can be permanent going from helicopter Mommy to helicopter Granny.
At first, it was really emotionally hard to lose my friends. I did not realize it was a hibernation, I thought it was permanent! I tried to stay connected, making the effort. I endured horrific Baby showers, Smash cake for 1 year olds, and overall lack of topics for conversation. I tried to look interested in the latest diaper genie and poop disposal systems, but it was obviously not a topic that I could contribute to. I enjoyed shopping for pretty dresses and cute tee shirts, but it is hard to feel engaged over a few outfits. Every time I was shown Baby pictures, I eagerly whipped out cute photos of my Dog, apparently it is not the same. Continue reading “Tale of Mommy Hibernation”