Still LOL

Seriously the funniest show I have seen in a long time! LOVED IT!

Is it ironic that it premiered on Grace's 3rd birthday when all those pregnancy memories come back in one giant rush!?

Notes From The Underbelly is based on the book (same title) by Risa Green. Check out her blog at Mommy Track'd.

Watching the show last night was like a trip down memory lane for Hubby and I. We know at least one person like each of the characters and all the fears and craziness about a new pregnancy on the show were so true! The friends who are Obsessive Preggers; you know that kind...practicing diapering a doll before the baby arrives, regualting bedtime for mom and dad before the baby laughs upon it arrival cause NO schedule is what the baby wants, and on and on and on. Man, I hope I am not one of those who tell all the scary pregnancy stories (the ones no one tells you about until its too late!) or the one who forces everyone to make onesies at the baby shower so Little Baby can have creative personalized clothing to spit up on.

My favorite character is the Cooper, the anti-marriage, anti-baby divorce lawyer friend. The one who gets upset because her friends will never be the same after a baby. And she has a point.

At the end of the show, I realized that getting pregnant and having a baby is hard----on your body, on your finances, on your sanity. But in all seriousness, that was the easy part. I had a doctor to tell me what to do and what to expect week by week. It is the permament changes in your relationships that is the hardest thing to deal with. And it doesnt get easier as your baby gets older. Friendships are never the same and even marriage changes.

Some relationships get stronger and some disappear. It hurts when you cant join your friends for a night on the town cause Baby needs a sitter and no one is around. And it really sucks when you go to the playground and realize that you hold on to other friendships so strongly but have made NO "playdate friends" for your child. And man does it suck when you are passed over for a project at work cause you have a kid and obviously cant be dedicated to a project (when you know that is SO not true!).

Its hard. Its exhausted. Its scary. And I wouldnt trade it for the world.

And I am already looking forward to next week's Notes From The Underbelly.


-L said...

Great post! I can't wait to watch this show. We have it tivo'd so as soon as I get home from work we'll watch it.

Maybe we'll pick up on some good tips for the future!

Last night was fun! I want to see some birthday party photos :)

So-Called Supermom said...

ANd I would love to download the pics but the battery on the camera is in fact dead so off to CVS at lunch to get a new one. I will post the pics on Grace's site later today (http://totsites.com/tot/gracemarie).

Bri said...

I'm halfway through it - hopefully my dear child will let me finish sometime before the next episode. And I totally agree - abso-f'n-lutely hilarious. And yes, I totally identify with some of the characters. I'll let you guess who. :)

And Ken? Damn - they must've taped the last 2 years of my life - because they nailed him. :)

Babies bring life changes - yes. But so do new jobs, relocations, etc. And you know what? Change ain't always so bad :)Other than the not sleeping thing - that's always bad. :)

So-Called Supermom said...

Change is good. I agree. Even if changes come in surprises!

IRS Printing Guru said...

I am very excited for this show!!!

Should be educational - get info from the other world ;)

So-Called Supermom said...

It will be good prep for the madness that occurs once you are preggers. Serisouly, its madness....great fabulous wonderful madness!

BTW---when will you and L beign the journey to your madness?!?!?!?!?

IRS Printing Guru said...

journey to madness - you mean when are we going to Rochester?

May 4th


Jenna said...

You've given me a new show to tivo. How in the world did I miss the first episode.

I totally agree with you on the relationship that happen after children. Well said. I wouldn't trade it for the world either...

Mom Tu-Tu said...

Wish I wouldn't have missed this show! Great post!