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5 Reasons Why Being the First to Have Kids is Awesome

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When we first learned that I was pregnant with Annabelle I had just turned 23, putting me squarely in the “young mom” category and also instantly categorizing me as the first of my close friends to have a baby. Most of my friends were barely married or out of grad school and nowhere near being “baby ready” so I spent a great deal of time thinking about what little I would have in common with them after the baby came. I was sooo worried that they would be bored with my new, motherly life and leave me behind in their fabulous dust. Since the arrival of Lady A, and 13 months later, Graham, my friendships have only grown stronger. I have found out exactly what happens when you’re the first of your friends to have kids…and it’s pretty awesome! These are my top 5 reasons why being the first mom in your group is the bomb: 1.They have no idea if you’re screwing it up                 One of the best things about my close friends not yet being moms is that they have absolutely no idea if I’m practicing voo-doo magic on my children so they support every decision I make 100%.                 Oh, swaddling your child until they’re one is a thing? Cool!                 Putting your newborn son in smocked, monogrammed clothes is in? Sounds good.                 It’s normal for them to take off their diapers and pee in the crib? Whatever you say…                 Breastfeeding is a gift from…