I'm not ready to kiss my freedom goodbye.
I had a very scary experience the other day when I went to see my friend's brand new baby boy.
This concept of a little human being one day living in a woman's tummy, then the next being very much alive never ceases to amaze me.
Especially when the little person is as big as this baby.
He was literally a bouncing boy Bouncing Boy is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th century. He is Chuck Taine of Earth, and he has the power to inflate like a ball and bounce. from the moment he was born - all 9lbs 8oz of him. He's huge, but absolutely perfect and adorable.
Having not yet had one of my own, I'm always asking naive questions about childbirth and the whole experience.
I wanted to know how quickly she'd lost her bump, which was pretty considerable, but I was amazed a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. to discover she "went down like a souffl" just two days after the birth.
And I wanted to know if she'd worried about losing any dignity during the whole thing.
Her answer was when you're giving birth to a baby that big, you could do it in the middle of Sauchiehall Street Sauchiehall Street is one of the main shopping/business streets in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland. Along with Buchanan Street and Argyle Street, it forms the 'Golden Z' in Glasgow city centre, containing the majority of Glasgow's high street and chain stores. on a busy Saturday afternoon and not care.
I ooo-ed and aah-ed at his little fingers and toes Fingers and Toes
See also anatomy; body, human; hands.
a birth defect in which one or more fingers or toes are missing.
a digit; a finger or toe. See also measurement. and took delight in buying the tiniest tracksuit track·suit
A loose-fitting jacket and pants worn by athletes and exercisers usually before and after workouts.
a warm loose-fitting suit worn by athletes etc., esp. you've ever seen.
And I went all gooey See GUI. when he fell asleep beside his dad and they both woke up, stretching and yawning yawning
a deep, involuntary inspiration with the mouth open, often accompanied by the act of stretching. Repeated yawning in the presence of other signs, may accompany signs of chronic abdominal pain or hepatic disease. at the same time.
But when my friend told me he feeds from her constantly - for hours at a time - and she spends the rest of her time cleaning up what comes out the other end, I started to see the reality of babies.
After a few hours, I was exhausted watching her trying to make dinner, tidy the house and keep baby happy.
She has no time for herself and says she feels like a mum instead of an individual.
But, she says it's worth every second.
Meanwhile, I was banging on about holidays, what clubs I want to go to and how many times I'm going out to dinner this week.
She always says I'm like Patsy from AbFab anyway, but now she's faced with the reality of a wee human being to look after, she just shakes her head and laughs at me.
I told her my new diet is only to eat half of what's on What's On (Traditional Chinese: 熒幕八爪娛) is a weekly half-hour TV series that airs on Fairchild Television. Format
Originally started in 1996, the show is currently the longest-running program in Fairchild Television history. my plate and throw the rest away - so now I just order double. Hers is to skip break- fast, lunch and dinner and grab some toast because she's too busy.
I told her about a party and she said: "We'll ask my mum to look after the baby so we can have a big night ... and go to bed at 7pm to sleep for 12 hours.
"That's the kind of party we want."
I mentioned buying a new dress and she bemoaned the price of baby-gros.
I love my friend's baby, but when I left to go to a party and she could hardly keep her eyes open at four in the afternoon, I couldn't help feeling like I was abandoning her.
I have offered to babysit and we'll have a girls' night out soon.
But it's easy for me, I can hand baby back and go home to a full night's sleep.
When my time comes, I'm sure I'll be as doting dote
intr.v. dot·ed, dot·ing, dotes
To show excessive fondness or love: parents who dote on their only child.
[Middle English doten. as any parent.
But I reckon I should make the most of my freedom ...
Parties, clubs, here I come!