Today was our first Mommy and me class. I signed up through Muirmommies at the women's center. I have been looking forward to going for a few weeks, but last night I was up most of the night with Riley, pumping, and then up with Riley again. I was extremely tired this morning and wasn't so sure I would make it to the class. I even called to see if I could switch to a later in the day class.....but alas it was full. I really tried to get there on time. I fed Riley and put him down for a nap while I flat ironed my hair and got dressed. I hurried and got Riley ready, got snacks and chow for both of us and loaded us up in the car. We stopped by Taco Bell and got mommy a LARGE Dr. Pepper so she would have more of a chance at staying awake......and then headed to the bank to get some cash for the parking garage.
We were the first ones to arrive for the class, and that gave us time to change Riley's diaper, and then get settled in class and start feeding him while the other mom's arrived. As everyone was coming in.....I had thoughts of "what have I done?!! I don't belong here, I never fit in". But as the class started I had fun. We all talked, and I found that I really related to most of these women. It was a relief to be able to relate to them and talk about things and not feel left out for once. Normally when I get together with a group of women.....I don't fit in. I have nothing in common with any of them, and I feel like an outsider. So I normally don't participate in social things because I don't see the point in making myself feel like an outsider and an idiot because I don't fit in. But it was really neat to be able to understand and talk with the other mom's.
We spent the whole time chit chatting and introducing ourselves in class. It is a 12 week class, and we will meet once a week. Each week we have a new topic to talk about. They have the rooms set up so that we don't have to leave the class right after. So we can stay and chat as long as we want. ;0) It was really fun and I am looking forward to next week. ;0)