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Baby Boom

What is it lately with all the babies?? Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining! I love having friends with beautiful babies. Last week, I saw little Sami come into the world, and then I got to go visit Jodi in Florida. The last time I saw Jodi, he was a tiny baby, and it was so exciting to see him growing up.

I finally got to see pics of my friend K's new baby that is just a couple of weeks old. And... my other friend K from Nashville is due practically any day now. Talk about a baby boom!!

And those are just the people I know personally. It seems to me like it started with the celebrity babies like Nicole RIchie's baby Harlowe, or Jennifer Lopez' twins, Halle Berry's baby, etc. If you look at a magazine these days, you're sure to read something about a new baby or a new mother's sexy after-baby bod. Oh, and to that let me just say... Was it not enough that the media and celebrities had to make almost all regular women feel bad about their weight even if they are a normal size 8? No! Now they have to make new mother's feel bad when they can't take the baby weight off and have a flat tummy in six weeks. Jesus!

Anyway, have you ever seen the show Jon & Kate Plus 8? Sure, those aren't babies, but I caught this show on TLC the other day and just couldn't believe it. I can't even imagine life with twins and then sextuplets. Basically, there would be almost no life beyond the kids. Cute? Sure, on TV. Real life? No fucking thank you.

Then, I read that an unidentified woman in California recently gave birth to 8 babies at once. They were all born within just a few minutes, and according to today's article on people.com, they only thought there were 7 babies. The 8th was a surprise. I guess once so many are crammed in there, even the most skilled of ultrasound tech's can't tell exactly what's in there. The babies all weigh under 3 pounds, which is crazy small. The mother hasn't even been able to hold them yet because they are still so tiny and fragile. Crazy.

Everywhere I look these days, there are babies. There's no doubt in my mind that we are in the middle of another serious baby boom. I don't know if it compares to the baby boom of our parents' age, but it certainly seems to be significant. Isn't it strange how a baby boom coincides with an economic crisis? How are all of these people able to afford new babies? I guess they weren't thinking of that when they got down and dirty in the bedroom. As for G and myself... we use two forms of birth control these days, and thank God for it. For now, I will happily settle for babies near me and around me rather than one of my own. I'm sure that day will come, just not yet.

But for those of you that do have babies, I am sending my love and my best wishes!

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