Monday, June 14, 2010

Mommy & Me

Right before Jackson was born I found a Mommy & Me class that was offered by my hospital.  I tucked the information away and thought I would possibly join up if I felt like I needed it.  Well, like any new, first-time mom I needed it.  And I have to admit that despite the fact that I'm fairly outgoing and friendly the thought of walking into a room of WOMEN that I didn't know was intimidating.  I didn't know what to expect.  Would they be all judgy like women can be?  Would it just be people that knew exactly what they were doing and I would look ridiculous?  Would I even LIKE any of them?

The first couple of weeks were a bit hard.  There was only one other girl who had a baby as young as Jackson and she had just started coming too.  All the other ladies had been there for awhile and seemed to have bonded.  But I was getting some good advice and I felt like I was around people that understood what I was going through so I stuck it out.  Best.  Decision.  Ever.

I really never expected that at this time in my life I would make friends that I think I will have for life.  It has been so amazing to have people that completely get what I'm going through because they are going through it too.  I have never been someone that just puts it all out there but with these ladies it has been so easy to do so.  When you are having one of those days where the baby won't stop crying and he won't sleep and you haven't showered and you think to yourself "I should just stay home and not go to Mommy & Me today", they know exactly what I'm feeling.  And if I decide to go after all that I sit with my friends and just vent and I leave there feeling 100% better.  We have lovingly dubbed it life vomit.

The past month has been rough with my grandma passing, my son growing and getting cranky about the whole thing and all the other things life has thrown at me.  These women have been so supportive of me and have been there for me.  And I just want to thank them.  So thank you Becky, Dara, Hannah, Jenica, Julie, Mary, and Megan.  It has meant the world to me.  I'm so thankful for each of you.

1 comment:

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

You're so lucky to have found such a great group! Hopefully you will be friends for life. It's so cool when you find a "friend" for your baby and they can grow up together.

One of my best friends is someone I met at a baby gym class when our girls were 8 and 10 months old. Now they're best buddies and going on six years old!