There's a good chance that if your friend has recently become a new mom, your friendship has shifted. That's why it's so important that you show your support for your friend's motherhood — even if you're a long way off or have no interest in being a mom yourself. It can be through a little gift, a quick phone call, or even just a sweet text to send a first-time mom on Mother's Day to let you know you're thinking of her.
When your friend becomes a mom, it can be a really weird sensation. The person you've been messy with, gotten drunk with, maybe even traveled the world or lived with suddenly has a little, tiny bundle of responsibility. It's totally natural to find it a little bit of a rocky transition — even though you're so proud of them and happy for them, it's such a big change that it may take a while to get used to.
If your friend is about to celebrate their first Mother's Day as a new parent, taking the time to send a quick congrats is a great way to show that you are definitely OK with the fact that they never come to brunch anymore so now brunch is just you watching Netflix and getting mimosa-drunk in your PJs. It's fine. Really. But seriously, just taking a moment and sending a funny message (or a heartfelt one if you're someone who, you know, can process your emotions), can be a really sweet gesture — especially to a new mom who might still be feeling pretty overwhelmed. Here's what you can say to help them welcome in their first Mother's Day.