35 Weeks: Mumma Friends

All of a sudden I lay claim to a bunch of mumma friends here in Dubai. Is it because I myself have joined their ranks, marching onwards to parenthood, that they are all manifesting in my life?

Way back in 2008 when I first arrived here, the very first friends I made were married to Emirates Airlines employees. As a small, tight bunch of frightened new ex-pats we seemed to congregate and find solace in each other’s company, the common denominator being we were married into The Firm. All of us newlyweds, childless and very adventurous: what did the Middle East hold in store?

Well fast forward a few years and this is what lay in wait: family!

Dubai Mummy Friends Michelle and Erin come out to celebrate me reaching 35 weeks of pregnancy. 2nd November 2013

Dubai Mummy Friends Michelle and Erin come out to celebrate me reaching 35 weeks of pregnancy. 2nd November 2013

On the day Seahorse turned 35 weeks in utero, friends Michelle and Erin took me to lunch to celebrate that I was with child. An intimate baby shower over steamed broccoli in oyster sauce and vegetable noodle soup, we three laughed at how our lived evolved from singletons through to marriage and now settled in the family way.

baby shower 3 35 wks 004a

Dubai Mummy Friend Erin – also pregnant at 20 weeks – comes out to celebrate me reaching 35 weeks of pregnancy. 2nd November 2013

By October 2013, all of us had created our own families – babies born, birthday parties and blossoming bellies with second children on their way, too.

baby shower 3 35 wks 005a

Dubai Mummy Friend Michelle – mum to Zara-Laine, 3 years of age – comes out to celebrate me reaching 35 weeks of pregnancy. 2nd November 2013

My mummy friends are indispensable for their ability to settle my neuroses, to put brakes on my anxieties and to steer me into areas of focus that would benefit both myself, Erroll and our unborn Seahorse. Plus they know exactly when to reach out, give me a feed, and just be friends.

One Response to 35 Weeks: Mumma Friends

  1. Hey, thanks for sharing I always look forward to reading your posts one of the few blogs I still follow home decorated

Leave a Reply