I work for a wonderful company that treats the employees very well. Very very well. If you haven't heard of Mary Kay before, it's a direct selling cosmetics company. The whole premise is to enrich women's lives by offering them a livelihood so they can be self sufficient. But this isn't a sales pitch about the company. Just a little background for your reading pleasure.
I call the place where I work the pink palace because the building has pink granite, we have a slogan - Pink Changing Lives, our packaging uses pink, there's just pink everywhere. Because we are in the cosmetics business, females outnumber the males by about 20 to 1. Having so many ladies in the house means that there are lots of baby announcements. In my department alone, 3 people had babies over the last 24 hours. That's a lot of babies!
Thank goodness I'm "fixed" because if I weren't, I wouldn't drink the water! I know it's just fact that when you work around a lot of ladies, there are going to be babies, but I just think that 3 in 24 hours is remarkable. This isn't to say that I don't like babies. I do! I think they smell so yummy and are so kissable and cuddly. And I love their tiny little toes. It's just that I'm glad I'm done having babies.
It's remarkable how you can love someone so intensely when you've only just come face to face. Sure, you carried your child and felt it kick and wiggle, but you don't really know him/her. It's remarkable that all it takes is one look at your new baby and you're totally, helplessly, head over heels in love. It's such an amazing feeling. My babies are 11 and 17 and I still remember that first look and touch.
I am very happy for my friends who have just met their babies. I think it's really sweet that they'll get to experience the heart-swell and giddiness. It's the beginning of a wonderful journey and I wish them all the best.
Three cheers for the wonderful scent of babies and their luscious little baby toes!