In January of this year, I finally succumbed to the advertisement that displayed when I logged out of myspace. CafeMom always popped up, and for a long time, I just ignored it. In January, however, I was about 8 weeks pregnant with our third child, and I decided to go ahead and check it out. What did I have to lose?
I signed up on the website and searched around for groups of women that were traveling the same journeys and walking the same walks as me in life. I found a pregnancy group, an American Idol group. a Grey's Anatomy group, etc.... I found many groups that peaked my interest and I could relate to. The group I was most interested in was an August 2008 group, because our baby, Eli, was due on August 13. I figured I would have the most in common with the women in this group.
I loved CafeMom and was almost instantly addicted. Allen always made the comment that I was signing on to look at bellies. I wanted to see what women that were as far along as me looked like... I enjoyed reading the posts, seeing the pictures, hearing the common complaints of pregnant women just like me. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was nice to have women out there in the cyber world that could totally relate to me.... they would "listen" via reading posts. It was a wonderful most awesome experience.
Through this website, I have found my soul sisters (as I like to call them). We are "unbiological sisters" in so many ways. God put us in a group of women and allowed us to find each other, and over the course of our pregnancies, we were all there for each other. These women are some of my best friends. We keep in touch by chatting, blogging, texting, and occasional phone calls to one another. Allison, Michelle, Angey, Beth, Ashley, Amanda, and Teenie, I do not know where I would be without you. I am so glad we found each other. I love you with all my heart, and I totally look forward to growing old together!! One day we will be able to meet up somewhere and have the best time ever. I look forward to it!
For any of you moms that have avoided checking out CafeMom (look me up! sandrad1978) , I highly recommend it. It's like a myspace just for Mom's. It's wonderful. I would be lost without it!