So, back in November a friend of mine from college finally convinced me to join facebook. I'd been hestitating because I just didn't have anything in common with people from my past and wasn't all that into finding most of them...though there are a few I wondered about. In any event, I joined. As soon as I did, I was so happy that I had the foresight to join when I was pregnant otherwise all of those pics of my high school friend's beautiful babies would have killed me. Ugh. Then I lost the baby. In the last few months, I've gotten used to getting friend requests with baby pictures attached to them, having people ask if we have kids, and when are we gonna start trying. I'm finally okay with it. It is awkward, but I do know that I have a good life and should be happy as we are. THEN came this annoying new phenomena, that game thing that is going around called "First Born", Oh come on, who cares? do you really want to list all of the details of your first delivery, etc for all the world to see? I am somewhat appalled by the whole thing, though maybe it is just sour grapes on my part. I'm sick of all of the reminders and I really really don't want to read your first pregnancy stories! save it for your baby book! Or, can you fill the stupid thing out and then show it only to family? I'll be honest, even if I was fertile, I don't think I'd be answering such personal questions in front of my high school boyfriend, my yoga students, my old landlady, and anyone else I have on facebook (and most people have workplace friends and even bosses on their site). Has anyone else read way too many of these damn things lately?
Though I will have to say...the most enlightening one was the one filled out by the one girl who I was friends with who got pregnant in high school. I guess I learned alot about what that was like for her...though again, the details of delivery and who was in the delivery room and stuff was NOT COOL. And, even worse, my friend from college got pregnant in high school (before I met her) and gave up the baby for adoption, and every time I get one of these, I hope with all my heart that noone has tagged her to asnwer this (most people don't know her history)...because that is just another past painful thing.