Hi yall, I have no kids so I hope it is ok to post in here. I have a very good friend. We always have fun, and have a light hearted friendship. In the 2 years we have been friends I have never once asked her to stop doing something nor has she ever told me she doesn't like something about me. We honestly never talk about stressful or negative things. We have a super fun relationship and I love that about her and NEED that type of friend. She is 30 and I am 35. She just has her first baby 8 months ago. Quite often she talks to me in baby talk. She has yet to return to work, breast feeds and spends most time with her child. It has never bothered me much. Seems kinda strange at times. But, I love her and I understand. However, just recently some very bad things have happened in my life. I called her one night super stressed out but going to ask her a question about something else. She was watching the news when I called and a story came on the nightly news about what was happening to my family right then. She began to repeat what the news casters were saying in baby talk. She then began to ask me, "Who won't recover?" in baby talk. I almost lost it. I told her very quickly that I had to go. I am under so much stress. And I don't want to embarrass her. How do you tell someone that I have so much stress in my life I can't handle you talking about it in baby talk. i can't even think of a joky type way to say it. I know she feels very secluded at home with the baby and I just don't want to make her feel more alienated. I thought about sending her an anonymous card. But, thought while that might make it easy for me, it might make it harder for her. Any ideas. As a new mom how would you want someone to say this to you. Or should I just keep my mouth shut? It is putting a wedge between us! Help. I love her very much but for my OWN sanity I can't handle it. She senses I am pulling away from her.