Thursday, March 11, 2010

Playgroup+Mimosa=Cheer Up

Sorry the blog has taken a turn in the direction of melancholia lately. Things have been a bit more unpleasant than expected lately, but they're looking up. And thanks to all of you who have expressed concern and/or sent well wishes our way since my sad sack posts.

Jeff got his stitches out yesterday and is looking like a new man - or at least like his former self. For whatever reason Edie slept 7 and a half hours straight last night before waking for a feeding, so that was also pretty great. We've slowly started some Ferberizing, but I plan to write a post about that issue later this weekend.

Thursday, if you recall, is our playgroup day. Last week we had to bail due to our colds, so I was especially looking forward to yesterday and it did not disappoint. I'm not ashamed to tell you that we each sipped one mimosa at the start of group and maybe it was just the idea of a mimosa (one of my favorite beverages of all time) that cheered me up, but suddenly the world wasn't looking quite so tiring. We spent about 4 hours just watching the kids interact, ate lunch together, and spoke rather frankly about post partum and baby issues. It was EXACTLY what I needed and I got the impression that everyone else felt the same.

Unfortunately, we seem to have lost Emme from our playgroup as her Mom is working more these days, but I am happy to announce that we have welcomed two new members into the group. Let me introduce Sarah and her daughter Chloe, who is 4 months old:
And next I'd like you to meet Lauren and her son Danny, who is 6 months old:
And can you also say hello to Danny's knees please?
Don't you just want to gobble them up? I do.

Anyways, since this is our first official playgroup with all members in attendance, I took excessive photos to document the occasion. Because really, can you have too many pictures of a pile of babies?


Mary Anne said...

LOVE the pinwheel of babies!!! Good luck with Ferber! I've heard fabulous things!! Hope it goes well for you guys!

Betsey said...

Happy baby photos = greatness! You are an awesome mom Jill! Edie is getting such a crazy good range of activities. Your posts make me want more weekday time with Emmi, but alas, I must be the working mother. Kudos to you for being a kick-ass SAHM.

I hope your sleep issues resolve with the new method. You deserve some serious sleep.

Marcia said...

Marvelous photos, Jill. I'm so glad you had such a good day. Talking with other mom's with similar age children is such marvelous therapy (especially combined w/ a mimosa!) You've got the right prescription!

Lindsey said...

I am happy you had such a great day too! Totally deserved.

Amy Ware said...

I know Sarah!! She is best friends with my friend Eva. Married to Chris, former catering chef. She is lots of fun! Hooray!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow, I love Danny's knees!