Monday, June 15, 2009

The Sound Of Babydom

The last couple of days have been...interesting. On the one hand, I've been smiled and grinned at by an alarmingly large amount of little people (can you say heart-breaking?). On the other hand, I went shopping today and, while trying on clothes, was subjected to what I can only refer to as hyena-like screeching. Then there was the highly pregnant woman holding the hand of a little girl wobbling along, barely just having learned how to walk (and there she is already pregnant again).

I don't know what to say. I'm just sad and empty.


Bee said...

I understand those shopping days. I remember this past Christmas happily shopping for tree ornaments when I saw a woman buying a "Baby's First Christmas" ornament. I had to pull my cart into an aisle to catch my breath and let a few tears out. I know nothing helps at this point but try to take comfort in the fact that you are not alone and everything you feel is valid.

Julia said...

Yes! I understand this so clearly. Seeing people pregnant just reminds me that I can't get pregnant... or that I haven't succeeded thus far.

It's amazing how many of my friends are now expecting, and most of them are saying that they weren't even planning it, or it was an accident. I snuggle up to them, and hope I catch whatever baby making disease has them so uptight about the unexpected new bundle of joy.