One of the greatest and most surreal part of getting older has been watching so many of my friends become parents. When I first graduated college my friends and I sat down and made a list of who would be the first to get married and who would be the first to have babies. Then a few years later it started to happen! Our friends started getting married and at first it felt so weird – as if to say “Are we all really old enough for this!?” Now as I get closer and closer to the big 3-0 the wedding game has really picked up the pace, this past season alone (April until October) Sterling and I had 11 weddings, including ours! And we had 5 close friends have babies plus three more who are pregnant and due in the next few months! It’s wild! Five years ago if you had asked me what it was like to have so many people around me getting married and starting families I might have reverted back to that initial thought of feeling so old! Now though it’s just really really exciting.
In fact, I’m finding it more exciting to watch my friends become parents than I was leading up to their wedding. Yes weddings are fun and exciting and emotional and beautiful but babies are just such an amazing miracle! The science alone of creating something from scratch is just so cool! Add all of this with watching your friends shine with love every time they look at this little human and knowing that they have a special gift that they will cherish forever is really amazing.
Sarah and Adam are now in what feels like a growing club – Friends with Babies – and they fit right in. I got to their house on Sunday and they were both just glowing with pride and excitement. They had to be tired but you’d never guess it, Adam was all smiles and Sarah has fallen into motherhood with such grace it is as if she was destined for this role all along. Top that off with a beautifully clean house and I’m wondering – how are you two doing this!? Where are you hiding the gnomes that clean everything and make you look so beautiful and can I borrow them for my regular day to day life!?
We spent the time together on Sunday in a very toasty nursery (which sounds like I’m being sassy but I’m not!) It was perfect for newborn pictures because you want a toasty room, it keeps them warm and sleepy. Harrison was the perfect little model, we got him out of his clothes and he fell right to sleep, holding each pose like a champ! We even got him on his stomach for some poses and just kept on sleeping. Needless to say he was precious, with the tiniest little features and a full head of hair – he’s perfect.
Sarah and Adam – I just love you guys and am so glad I got to share this time with you! Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy – he’s lovely!