Monday, November 12, 2007

Baby Baby All The Time...

This weekend was social in a new way for me: a vast majority of the socializing was babycentric or at least directly baby relational.

The unofficial socializing happened on Friday after I picked the boy up from daycare. I had taken the day off with a seriously sore throat. Maybe it was the complete lack of human contact I’d had during the day, but I approached a woman who looked familiar to see if she did, in fact, attend some of the childcare classes at Allegheny General (yes, I went to West Penn but the two hospitals have very similar logos and registration sites…). I remembered her as the only other person not in their 20s in the room and, on days when it was just me and the boy and I could feel my nerves fraying, I often wondered about her as she came on her own to the classes. Turns out it was her and, yes, she is a single mother at age 42. Her daughter is cute like the bug with big dark eyes and a great not quite toothless smile. When it got to the point where we were about to exchange contact info, I gave her my email and it turns out she’s at CMU as well! Ah, Pittsburgh; the world’s biggest small town…

Saturday night, Mike and I met, as I like to refer to them despite the tongue twist, my sisters in law (tho, since they can’t technically get married, is the old “outlaw” joke applicable?) at Quiet Storm for dinner. They were there with our old pal, Whiskey Daisy, and two of their friends, Beth and Todd, who might be moving to Pittsburgh. Beth and Todd brought their daughter, Beatrix, who is also cute like the bug, also with the big, dark eyes. She is a petite girl, I did’nt catch how old tho my slightly educated guess would be 3-4 months. Donovan was quite taken with her and tried to make conversation in the come hither quiet voice he uses to entice the cats. The dinner was great, both food and company. Beth was very complimentary about our makeshift baby dop kit and asked for some advice on baby products. I may not know much about money management but swag; I can say a thing or two about swag. I’ll make it my next entry.

And I’ll be good an not bitch about The Malfunctioning Non Returnable Breast Pump…

3 comments:

todd said...

it was great to see y'all at the quiet storm. i love that place.

we were coveting your babycare gear. we're really not great about getting that stuff. i suppose that's good. it saves us some money. but then we usually find out that, although most of it is crap and useless, some of that stuff could make our lives better and make it easier to take care of our kids.

beatrix was 5 months old on tuesday, so you had her age right.

btw: it looks like we are 90+% coming to pittsburgh. the other options for employment for beth are looking less and less likely. we'll know for sure by the end of december.

yay! i like pittsburgh and have been secretly rooting for it during this whole process.

JENNIE, MIKE & DONOVAN. said...

Pittsburgh did'nt want me to tell you this, but its secretly been rooting for you guys too. Actually, it said "yinz guys" but it gets all weird when you point out its accent...

Keep us posted! More info on babygear forthcoming!

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