Hey Ladies! All The Ladies!0
This weekend I spent some time out with girlfriends and catching up with them. Friday evening I met up with some glorious girlfriends that I used to work with, back when I was a fresh brand new shiny nurse. We had drinks and dinner at Coast downtown and it was lovely to see these ladies (Candice, Bal and Harman this is for you!). I love going out for dinner and have missed it so much. All that the leisurely eating with cloth napkins and multiple forks. It was so nice and I was so happy. Today I followed up with a coffee and shopping trip with my gal Krista. There was a trip to Sephora to buy presents and a trip to my favorite Caffe Artigiano to sip cappuccino before heading home.
I can’t help but be a little reminiscent today and do the whole, ‘a year ago today’ deal; a year ago today I was in labor and waiting to see if I was having a boy or a girl. I was 36 weeks along and was being induced for high blood pressure and a few days later I had Ben. It’s a really good feeling to think about where I was one year ago and where I am today.
Being able to be a good mum and also stay in contact with girlfriends is important to me and I try to make it a priority when I have some spare time. Of course you have to be realistic and something has to give or at least change. So, dinner on Friday night is now at 6 PM and not 9 PM. Coffee out is scheduled around your babies nap time and your shopping is focused.
I guess that Jennifer Lopez was right; “There’s you before kids, and there’s you after kids – and they’re not the same you.”Yeah, that is quite true but this past weekend there were moments where I really felt like my old self.