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.