Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Royal BabyGate

Unless you've been living under a rock, then you've undoubtable  heard the announcement around the world that Princess Kate is with child. Like millions of other people, I have followed Prince William's life for as long as I can remember. We are very close in age and Princess Diana would be the same age as my mother if she had not been killed in that tragic accident. I've always loved reading the royal news and things that go on in their lives.

When William got engaged to Kate I was excited to hear all the details. I even woke up in the middle of the night to watch their wedding live. My mother had always talked about how she got up in the night to watch Princess Diana marry Prince Charles. So of course I had to keep that tradition going strong. I also heard stories of how my mom was pregnant at the same time as Princess Diana. So maybe it's a little natural for me to be a little, well.... tiny bit sad that I can't say the same this time around. 

Now before a lot of people get me wrong. I do not have baby fever... far from it. BUT at the same time I'm sad that I can't share in the similar experience that my mom had. So I got to thinking about why hearing this wonderful, joyous news that it made me feel a little sad. I thought about it long and hard actually and I've decided that it's because I really wanted to share in the similar experience with my own mother. 

When and if the time comes that I do have a child, I can't imagine going through it without my mom. I mean who will give me baby advice and talk me down from the ledge when I'm mid panic about whether I'm doing something right or wrong with a newborn. Not to toot my horn, but I think I turned out pretty good so I would naturally want my mom's advice along the way.  Plus I may or may not have baby names already pre-selected.... just saying. I'll be 30 in a year and a half.... time isn't getting any slower so this whole thing has made me realize I need to decide if I really am going to have a child one day. Soooooo..... ending this ramble....... thanks Princess Kate for making me realize all this. 

Congrats William and Kate! I'll be soaking up all your baby news! 

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I know the feeling. I am 34 and just had my first and possibly only baby. I would like another but money and age come into play now. It's so hard.

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Girl babies are NO JOKE and I know your Mom will be there to support you when the time comes!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Eh I can't get into it. I just don't get the obsession over the Royals. Sorry!

Stephanie said...

I'm not a huge Royal watcher but do enjoy and tune in for their good news. I watched the big Princess Di wedding in the middle of the night with my Mom and will never forget it!
When and if you decide to have a babe, you will be great and find support and love from everyone around you:)

redheadchick said...

My daughter was born on Prince Williams's birthday this year so I secretly hope their's might be born on the same day! I'm with you though, it's fun to follow such an enchanting couple!

Shoshanah said...

First, I am so excited for the royal baby. I know it's ridiculous for me to be excited about something that doesn't involve me, but still... I can't help it.

Second, I've been thinking a lot recently about what having a baby will be like without my mom around. It's the type of thing where you always expected to be able to call her with questions when you're raising a baby, and I'm still adjusting to the fact that I won't be able to. I hate bringing up that sober note, but I guess you really just never know.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

You know I am so with you on this! Yay for a Royal Baby!!!

Lucky Lady said...

I would like to point out that Kate is 30 years old already, so you still have time to catch up, Plus, I was pregnant with you at the same time Princess Diana was pregnant with her second child. So that means you have even more time.

Lucky Lady said...

I would like to point out that Kate is 30 years old already, so you still have time to catch up, Plus, I was pregnant with you at the same time Princess Diana was pregnant with her second child. So that means you have even more time.

Deidre said...

I'm not super into the Royals, I mean I like the history and the traditions.

Sam M said...

You'll get there one day and it will be so lovely and I'm sure your mom will be there for it all. Maybe you can share it with her if she gets preggers again.