What is it about learning about someone else's pregnancy that make me want to all of a sudden be their best friend? And what do I do about this? I am just so in *love* with pregnancy, so in *love* with pregnant women, so in *love* with the idea of bringing a new life into this world.. What IS that? I have a very thin connection on Face-Book with a childhood friend who is soon to be a new father. I haven't seen or spoken to him since I was 13, we kind of reconnected online as "friends" and I enjoy hearing about his daily life, and then BOOM. The pregnancy announcement. Now all of a sudden I want to be his wife's best buddy and I stalk her pregnancy photos and get excited about talking babies with the daddy-to-be ( not that he has asked, it's all in my head!). Which is crazy-stalker because not only have I never met her, but I've never even online-met this poor gal. See?! Crazy stalker. And now I've learned that a family member is also expecting. I want to be her BEST. FRIEND. I want to support and nurture and help her walk down this path of pregnancy with joy. I want to see her empower herself through growing and birthing her child. This family member and I aren't close, we aren't buddies, we don't hang out or anything... But now all of a sudden I'm stalking her.
What IS IT with me and growing babies?!! And where do I put this passion? Being a Doula seems the obvious choice, but even that doesn't take it far enough....... Where do I go with this?
Is it just me?