Friday, March 4, 2011

1st MOPS Experience

Yesterday I went to a MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) group for the first time.  I was nervous, excited, scared you name it and I probably felt it.  I just kept reminding myself that if I am serious about meeting people and trying to make friends here I need to be able to follow through.  Silly yes, but this is how I was convincing myself to go.  So anyway, I woke up and gave Sully a bath, got us dressed, ate breakfast, made coffee, pumped a four ounce bottle, and dropped Arty off at school.  Then it was time to head over to the church where the group meets.  I also called my mom who encouraged me that this was a positive thing for me and for Sully.  So I followed the signs and walked in.  I saw rooms for 5,4,3, and 2 year olds.  I briefly thought ok if I want to leave I can because it doesn't look like there is a room for the infants.  A nice lady told me where the nursery was so on we went towards the nursery.  I filled out some paperwork and just got the diaper bag and bottle situated.  A couple other mom's with babies walked in.  Some babies could crawl and others could sit up on their own.  I left Sully there and went to the room where the event would be.  They had brunch and coffee there and all I had to do was fill out some paperwork and put on a name tag.  They just started a table for the new people so I found my seat.  Everyone at my table was really nice.  It was great to just chat with mom's.  It's been a while since I had any girl talk in person.  I kept expecting one of the nursery workers to come find me (because they don't let the babies cry, if they can't be soothed within a couple minutes they go find mom) but they never did.  The whole two hours I just sat with the women and my table and talked.  It was truly refreshing.  When I went to go pick Sully up he was in a swing sound asleep where he had been the WHOLE two hours!!  Never ever does he take two hour naps for me, plus he hardly likes our swing.  I was in awe because there were about ten babies there and it was not quiet but there he was peacefully asleep.  A-mazing!  So needless to say we signed up and will be back.  The whole experience was like a breath of fresh air.  Thank you to those who encouraged me here :)

~Megan

5 comments:

  1. So glad you braved it out and went! I love my MOPs group!

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  2. Glad you had a good experience! I'm afraid I wouldn't even have anything to talk about these days besides the baby! I've got to get out more!

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  3. I've been wanting to do something like that, but I'm so afraid to leave my baby with anyone! Your family is precious!

    I'm a new follower :)

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  5. Yay! Glad you liked it Megs! Every Wednesday morning?

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