One of my closest friends (Amy) had her baby boy last Friday! He is such a doll and I am so in love with him. Being at the hospital on Friday and getting caught up in the all the excitement of a new baby brought back so many memories of Carter's birth. I loved being on the other side of the equation; watching the new mom and dad in the hospital and visiting a teensy tiny little newborn that didn't belong to me.
|Baby Liam and I (my friend Amy's new little boy!).|
I didn't really have any friends who had children when Carter was born. I was the first one of my close group of girlfriends to have a child and I sort of just winged it. I probably didn't research things as much as I should have, and I didn't know that an entire world of amazing baby products existed outside of Babies-R-Us. I didn't have advice from friends or family, and I didn't know what to expect (as much as I thought I did).
|Isn't he amazing?|
Having been through it before, the loss, the TTC process - I find the whole birth experience so overwhelming and thrilling at the same time when I never would have before (as much). I would have been like "oh, here's your new baby, he's really cute!" And that'd be it. But I was just so excited I couldn't stand it. I was so overwhelmed and happy for the new mom and was flooded with emotions. Also, having a toddler who I find to be the most incredible little man in the entire world also makes me feel like I know what is in store for this little guy and his parents, and it just gets me so happy!
|Hubby holding Liam.|
My mom offered to pay for another 3D ultrasound yesterday because she wanted to be there for it and also see the baby now that she's grown a bit more.