Friday, September 21, 2007

Was Sade Onto Something?

Sade once sung, "Never as good as the first time." I noticed that with each conversation about the pregnancy, when other mothers see my bubbling excitement, they ask, "Is this your first?" I would nod my head gleefully the way only a nine-year old could. Doctors ask this question at your first visit, "Is this your first pregnancy?" If it is, your automatically considered a newbie, a novice, a neophyte...someone who usually brims with questions and concerns. A new pregnancy can be similar to any other event or situation. First kiss. First crush. First dance. First blush. First job. First date. First love.

"Firsts" should have a separate section in everyone's life, because isn't that what we remember most, because our senses are so heightened during that phase? I'll never forget the first time I really noticed Garfield. I remembered the suit that he wore with a smile. I'll never forget my first real apartment after graduation. I'll never forget my first official job at J.P. Morgan. I'll never forget the first time my parents came to visit me in New York and how excited I was to introduce them to my new world. I'll never forget the joy I felt when I walked down the aisle with my daddy; so that he could hive me away to my husband, and the faces that lined the aisle. I'll never forget the first time I saw the positive sign on the E-P-T and Garfield's expression when he looked at it.

Sometimes I wish I could bottle up first experiences, or should I say first experiences that end happily. Here's to all the first experiences in life and here's to embracing all the new ones that awaits us.


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