“Oh my god I wrecked your baby!” -Monica, Friends
Last night turned out to be much better than I thought it would. We went over to Couple Friends and finally got to meet Couple Baby. Couple Wife’s friend that was visiting was really nice, and I felt comfortable around her instantly. Couple Baby was one of the cutest newborns I’ve ever seen. You know how most newborns are all red and wrinkly when they’re brand new? This baby was all smooth and adorable.Â I’m terrified of newborns because of how fragile they are, so when Couple Wife’s friend asked me to hold him, I was freaked out. Plus, the baby was 9 pounds, 9 ounces when he was born, and super long, huge for a newborn.Â I just couldn’t help thinking of that Friends episode Monica accidentally bumps her baby nephew’s head and he tattles on her, “Monica bang.” I just kept thinking, I’m going to break their baby, and then this newborn is going to tell on me.
I felt like I needed to look up free insurance quotes before I even picked him up. But finally I got the nerve and held him. It was so awkward holding him because I’m pretty small, so he looked even
bigger. It was actually pretty funny seeing this newborn in my arms with his legs dangling way past my elbows. I finally relaxed though, and then it felt so nice having this sweet little baby in my arms. When he grabbed my finger with his little hand I thought my heart was going to melt!
When it was Match’s turn to hold him, I wasn’t prepared for my reaction. I got tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat when I saw him holding CB. Our eyes met and I think we were both having the same thoughts. I held the bottle while Match had the baby in his lap, and something felt so right in that instant.
On the way home, we both talked about how much we both want kids someday. We still have a lot we want to accomplish first, and we’re happy to not have the responsibilities that come with parenthood right now. Still, that little moment we shared made me realize just how much I love Match, and how confident I am that he is the one. Just think, one day I’ll be blogging about Date Baby, haha.