Friday, February 26, 2010

The Beginnings of Great Friendships


Last Friday was bittersweet for Marlo and I, as it was the last class of our 6-week Great Beginnings class at Isis Maternity center. I was sad that we wouldn't have our scheduled weekly meeting with the other 9 mothers, but so happy that I made the decision to take the class in the first place, as the 9 women (and babies) that I met 6 weeks ago will be in our lives forever. Never did I think at the beginning of class that I would meet such a dynamic, intelligent, charismatic and crazy group of gals, and that we would all get along so damn well! And the class itself was a great experience too...I can't recommend it enough to all new moms to get out there and meet other Mamas. You are not alone on this motherhood journey!

Over the six weeks we discussed topics such as sleep, feedings, expectations about being a mother, sex after baby, returning to work, establishing routines and child care, to name a few. Each class was led by the lovely Nancy G, a former stage actress in London who is originally from Boston. She was a wonderful moderator for all of us opinionated women, and a wealth of knowledge when it came to our newborns (who knew you could keep breastmilk out of the fridge for 12 hours?). We learned all about infant massage from her, and most classes spent a few minutes working out our babies kinks and knots (from all their hard days work). She shared with us techniques to help with our gassy babies, taught us a wide variety of songs to sing to baby (I cannot get Trot Trot to Boston out of my head most days), and made us feel sane for thinking the crazy things that new mothers do. And she was a wizard when it came to calming a crying baby - I think they were all mesmerized by her crazy hair!

It was Nancy who suggested at the first class that the 10 of us get together before or after class to get to know each other better. And get to know each other better we have. From our daily email discussions about anything from poop to reality tv, to our weekly lunches before class at Tossed, we have definitely gotten to know each other better. We have become a sounding board for each other to share the good and the bad: when a baby slept in their crib for the first time, when we want to throw in the breastfeeding "towel," when we need advice about feeding schedules, when one of us reluctantly went back to work...we turn to each other for support and words of wisdom. I feel like because of them, these first months of my daughter's life have been even more enjoyable that I could have imagined.

We have also gone on adventures outside of class, and already have some more planned for the future. What were the chances that 10 random ladies could all get along so well, and actually really like each other? I look forward to the weeks, months and years to come as we watch our babies grow into toddlers and beyond. And who knows, maybe like Rachel's mom, who to this day is still friends with the ladies from her Mommy & Me class almost 30 years ago, we will attend each other's children's weddings.

Here's to our futures ladies...may there be many adventures together!

10 comments:

  1. Aww, very nicely said. I couldn't agree more!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I also took a Great Beginnings class at Isis in Arlington. It was a great way to get out, meet other new moms and learn new things. I would highly recommend it to all new moms out there! Emily

    ReplyDelete
  3. Turkish Prime christian louboutin shoes Minister Davutoglu with Iraqi Prime Minister on the 25th Abadi said Turkey and Iran discount christian louboutin will Discount LV Handbags eliminate differences strengthen cooperation to combat the "Islamic State" extremist organization.Abadi and Davutoglu on earth - after the Iraq Strategic Cooperation Council meeting and high-level talks, held a joint uggs on sale press conference in Ankara. Abadi said Iraq will not allow Christian Louboutin Bois Dore any harm uggs outlet to Turkish terrorist organization, Christian Louboutin Daffodile and has been ready for any discount nike jordans threat against cooperation. Iraq hopes to raise the Iraq-Turkey cheap christian louboutin relations to a positive level. He Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags also said Iraq Discount Louis Vuitton is willing ugg australia to christian louboutin sell energy resources through Turkey to the international market.Davutoglu said that Turkey and Iran Bags Louis Vuitton will strengthen military cooperation, training the christian louboutin remise 50% Iraqi army to Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue fight against the cheap nike jordan shoes "Islamic State" armed extremist groups. The two ministers had discussed ways to strengthen military cooperation.Since ugg pas cher the beginning of June this ugg soldes year, the outbreak of wholesale jordan shoes serious armed conflict in Iraq, including the "Islamic State", including the rebels occupied large swathes of territory in northern Iraq and Cheap LV Handbags west. As Iraq's northern ugg neighbor, cheap jordans Turkey, ugg boots on the fight against "Islamic State" and other issues play an important role.

    ReplyDelete
  4. fangyanting20151014
    coach outlet, http://www.coachoutletstoreonline.in.net/
    ralph lauren uk, http://www.ralphlauren-outletonline.co.uk/
    christian louboutin uk, http://www.christianlouboutinoutlet.org.uk/
    ugg australia, http://www.uggoutlet.in.net/
    prada outlet, http://www.pradaoutlet.us/
    michael kors handbags, http://www.michaelkorshandbag.co.uk/
    michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com/
    herve leger, http://www.herveleger.us.com/
    wedding dresses, http://www.weddingdressesoutlet.co.uk/
    cheap nike shoes, http://www.cheap-nikeshoes.cc/
    dansko outlet, http://www.dansko-shoes.us/
    ugg outlet, http://www.snowboots.us.com/
    ugg boots, http://www.uggbootscheap.eu.com/
    rolex watches, http://www.rolexwatches.in.net/
    tory burch shoes, http://www.toryburchshoesoutlet.com/
    louis vuitton outlet, http://www.louisvuittonus.us.com/
    michael kors outlet, http://michaelkors.outletonlinestores.us.com/
    moncler jackets, http://www.nobis.us.com/
    moncler coats, http://www.moncler.us.com/
    asics, http://www.asicsisrael.com/
    canada goose outlet, http://www.canada-gooseoutlet.us.com/
    timberland boots, http://www.timberlandboots.name/
    coach outlet online, http://www.coachoutletonline.in.net/
    air jordan 11, http://www.airjordan11.net/
    ugg boots, http://www.winterjackets.us.com/

    ReplyDelete