My best friend is pregnant. And I couldn't be happier for her. I'm dying to meet my new "niece" or "nephew" and to spoil them rotten. Oh, and I do mean rotten. Then again, that's the joy of being a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or just a friend. You get to spoil the baby and then give them back to their parents!
On a serious note, here is what I am worried about . . . the changing dynamic of our friendship. I'm worried that things won't be the same between us. She's entering a huge new phase of her life. Probably the most important phase of her life . . . and I don't understand it. Because I haven't had a child. I hear so many people talk about how their friendships changed as they remained single and their other friends got married . . . then became parents. And I don't want that to happen to us.
I fully acknowledge things will change though. But I don't want to lose my best friend either. We've maintained a very close and tight friendship despite the fact that we live several hundreds of miles apart. Even though she's married, we've made it through that as well. But I just wonder how her becoming a mother is going to affect things.
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