Looking at my mom friends…

February 23, 2008

People in my age range in NYC don’t have children. They’re too busy achieving their goals. I’ve lately gotten in touch with my best friend, C, from high school. (She has three children!!!) I called her four times and left messages. When she called me back, she asked: “Do you have some news you want to tell me?” That tone said: You’re pregnant aren’t you? Damn, how did she know what I was going to say? I deflected and try to talk about something else and then told her I was eight weeks pregnant. She began squealing and shrieking about how happy she was for me.

Only mothers or other pregnant women are going to understand what you’re going through. If you complain to a non-mother about how tired and sick you feel, you might get a sympathetic look, but unless you’ve actually experienced it yourself, you just don’t know.

I spoke to my other best friend, A, in Austin, Texas who has three children. She gave me great advice and told me to go and meet other mothers. And also find some work because staying at home with a baby all day is really boring.

Yesterday I had an audition for a film at 9:45 am. There was also 9 inches of snow on the ground and I was not feeling up to heading out to the city. I called my agent and asked for a reschedule knowing there probably wouldn’t be. 😦

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