The two pink lines on the HPT kit was an innumerable source of happiness for me. Happiness, that was beyond words. When I think about the moment in when the second line turned pink, it gives me goose bumps. However, the next moment I had many questions with no answers. I was to be a first time mommy. My gynecologist answered few of the thoughts running in my mind. But what about the rest??? I started looking for answers from Google but they seemed to be vague.
Finally, I reached BabyCenter to my rescue. A website that is dedicated to help expecting or actively trying parents for the information and support needed. They even have trusted parenting resource like doctors, health professionals to offer expert advice. They have communities for mums expecting in same months. They were part of my beautiful pregnancy.
BabyCenter also has a lot of information for the new mums. However, when I became a mommy I hardly had time to search for information on BabyCenter. I was all alone, with no one to guide me. Of course, my laws and parents were there but a phone call was needed every time. I was losing my patience doing that every time I had a doubt about my baby. I needed someone to feel what I was going through.
Then, I decided to build up a beautiful resource for myself. I invited mommies from BabyCenter Nov-Dec 2014 community to join a WhatsApp group (Though I later came to know, that was not allowed). I never thought, I would get some twenty plus responses. We carried on with our introductions for two days. Now, after two and a half years, we all know each other, in and out. We are all different from each other but our babies made us to bond together. We have had long late night chats about baby sleeping, eating, walking, talking, keep well or not keeping well and what all not. Now it’s not just the babies that we talk about and do not hesitate to share anything and everything. In fact, sometimes we break some news first in the group and then in the family.
These are like angels to me, who are there to guide me in my journey of mommyhood. This group has acted as a pillar giving me strength whenever I felt low. It has been a long journey together, which I never thought it would be. Though, I haven’t met them all in person but these virtual friends of mine are no less than my best friends. I wish we stay connected together forever and meet each other soon…
Happy Friendship day to this bunch of lovely ladies!!!!