When William got engaged to Kate I was excited to hear all the details. I even woke up in the middle of the night to watch their wedding live. My mother had always talked about how she got up in the night to watch Princess Diana marry Prince Charles. So of course I had to keep that tradition going strong. I also heard stories of how my mom was pregnant at the same time as Princess Diana. So maybe it's a little natural for me to be a little, well.... tiny bit sad that I can't say the same this time around.
Now before a lot of people get me wrong. I do not have baby fever... far from it. BUT at the same time I'm sad that I can't share in the similar experience that my mom had. So I got to thinking about why hearing this wonderful, joyous news that it made me feel a little sad. I thought about it long and hard actually and I've decided that it's because I really wanted to share in the similar experience with my own mother.
When and if the time comes that I do have a child, I can't imagine going through it without my mom. I mean who will give me baby advice and talk me down from the ledge when I'm mid panic about whether I'm doing something right or wrong with a newborn. Not to toot my horn, but I think I turned out pretty good so I would naturally want my mom's advice along the way. Plus I may or may not have baby names already pre-selected.... just saying. I'll be 30 in a year and a half.... time isn't getting any slower so this whole thing has made me realize I need to decide if I really am going to have a child one day. Soooooo..... ending this ramble....... thanks Princess Kate for making me realize all this.
Congrats William and Kate! I'll be soaking up all your baby news!