Long Overdue Double Date

Ted: [to Marshall and Lily] Are you kidding me?!? All you ever talk about is having kids, and now you have one little freakout, you want to get a dog instead? No, unacceptable! You’re gonna turn around, go home, get naked, lie together as man and wife until Lily is great with child! Right now. [couple still look at him] I’M SERIOUS, GO GO GO! –How I Met Your Mother

Last night Match and I got together with Couple Friends for a long overdue double date. We joked that the last time the four of us got together was a baby and a half ago! We got together at Old Chicago Pizza and ate our weight in pizza, drank beers and caught up.

Couple Hubby told us both a really sweet example of the decision to have a baby. He said it was like when you have to give a speech in class. You hate to go first, but at the same time, you get it done with, and then you can sit back and relax. If you want kids at all, you know that you’re going to have them eventually, so you might as well just do it. You’re never going to be ready, but once you get up there and give that speech, you will feel relieved. He said it’s not that you’ll be relieved when the kids grow up, but some stages of raising babies is tough, and when you get through that stage, you get that sense of relief and accomplishment.

I loved his little talk and I think Match did too. Couple Wife chimed in that no one is ever ready and that if you wait until you are, you will never have kids.

After dinner we had a few drinks

then headed to Couple Wife’s parents house to visit Couple babies. They were so stinking cute! They warned us that their kids would make my ovaries hurt and they would affect male reproductive parts the same way. I started cracking up and said, “Umm I don’t think you can say the same about a guy and not have it sound really perverted. Oh man, those kids make my sperm ache.” That is just plain awkward! 🙂

We played with the kids and couldn’t get over how big Couple Toddler has gotten. He is 2 years old already! When Match and I first got together, Couple Wife was pregnant. I was literally there from the beginning. When he toddled over and cuddled up on my lap, I won’t lie, my heart strings were pulled. He is such a cutie pie.

Little Couple Baby Girl snuggled with me too, and kept nuzzling my head which was downright adorable.

I’m so glad that even though we live further away, we still have our Couple Friends. I can already see us one day with our own babies, all of us getting together and watching them play. Someday…

Post It Note Tuesday-First PINT of the New Year

Sally: Look, when I said have a baby… I didn’t mean, I just meant… socially!
Patrick: Socially?
Sally: To tea.
Patrick: Babies can’t come round to tea, Sally. They’re rubbish.
Susan: Don’t say that!
Steve: Hormones!
Susan: Bollocks!
Patrick: Doesn’t this all seem a little early?
Sally: Of course it’s early, it’s far too early! I don’t want a baby yet! You gotta get a cat first, see if you’re maternal.
Steve: You’ve already got a cat.
Sally: Well, I’ll shave it! See if I still like it! –Coupling

Only Parent Chronicles

Being a Part of the Group

Bart: Dad can I have some wine? All the other kids are doing it! (Camera cuts to a French baby drinking from a bottle of wine)
Homer: Sorry son. You’re an American kid. You have to get your booze from an older creep hanging outside the liquor store. –The Simpsons

Friday night Match and I went over to Old Married Couple’s house a quiet dinner, that turned out to be one of the most fun times we’ve had with them. Between the four of us, we somehow managed to drink six and a half bottles of wine! Continue reading Being a Part of the Group

Meeting Couple Baby

“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. 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. 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. Continue reading Meeting Couple Baby