Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wrapping things up

One last week of mat leave... I can't even believe it. But then on the other hand, I totally can. We've been wrapping a lot of things up in the last couple of weeks. I think it's doing something for the "last time" (on mat leave) that has me a bit down. It's the end of my first year with Rory, and while I think we are both almost ready for the baton pass, it's not all going to be easy.

On Friday of last week we got together with my mom's group for the last time all together. My friend Diane starts work Monday and her daughter Beata starts daycare. I think Friday was the hardest day I will have, aside from the first day I walk out the door to go back to work and Rory's first full day at daycare.   These women and babies changed my maternity leave, and have ultimately been the people who have shaped me most as a mom.  I have absolutely no regrets about my mat leave and I really believe it's because of these women. With family so far away, they have been my village.  The biggest and most important piece of advice I would share with anyone who asks what I think has made me a successful mom; is meeting and connecting regularly with other moms. Especially ones who have babies the same age.

So we threw a party. Sort of like a birthday party (given they all turn one in the coming weeks ) but we didn't sing... we wanted to save that for them all at their individual parties. And we only let them have apple muffins not cake. I know, we're so mean.

And, we also had our final swim class!! Rory is like a fish now. Seriously, we have to use less bath water in the tub because he wants to swim away.

Rory and his best girl and swimming buddy Alexis

1 comment:

  1. Moms clubs are the best! I recommend them to everyone as well.