Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Support Group Lesson #1

You will always think your child is the most well behaved for his age at the group. Then, on your car ride home, he will prove you very, VERY wrong.

Today I met with Beth and Mia at a New Mom's support group. I was nervous, because I wasn't sure how Shepherd would behave, and I didn't know anyone there except Beth. I worried that they would be all judgey on me because I use a pacifier (hey, it works for me) or that Shepherd would get hungry and it'd be awkward breastfeeding. I think Beth was worried Mia would scream but she didn't. She was a TOTAL ANGEL. I even got to hold her (aren't you jealous?!) Anyways, so we get there, and we go around the room introducing ourselves, our babies, and how old our babies are. There were several other babies that were Shepherd's age... They all behaved fabulously, well, except for one who fussed, but I think he was hot... his mommy had him bundled up pretty warmly. Anyways, breastfeeding was TOTALLY not a problem (men you would have loved it, there were boobs flashing left and right) and Shepherd behaved like an angel. After the meeting, Beth, Mia, Shepherd, and I headed to eat lunch, where again, he was angelic, and Queen Mia was so cute eating her lunch of avocados. Since Shepherd was so good at both the meeting and lunch, I decided to push my luck and grab a few things at Target on my way home. Again, he did fairly well, only fussing for a little bit. Then, on the car ride home... he screamed his head off. I couldn't do anything because I was in heavy traffic, so the only thing I could do was crank the stereo up louder to drown out his screams. Thank you Mr. Johnny Cash. When I got closer to home, I cut the stereo down, and Shepherd was done screaming and had fallen back to sleep. Again, Thank you Mr. Cash. So we're home now, and I'm feeding the little booger. Hopefully he'll have a restful afternoon, and will try to take another nap, as yesterday, he didn't, and there was hell to pay for it. So here's hoping!!

5 comments:

Isabel said...

People judge you for using a pacifier?

Dude, I'm going to suck at being a Mom.

(Your day with Beth sounds lovely. How fun to meet a internet friend in real life. Still jealous of that!)

Jenni said...

Now you've got me pondering all the stupid things that I may be judged for once I've had my baby. Man, are people DUMB.
Glad that you had a great time at the New Mom's support group!

Beth Fish said...

I still can't believe how good he was. That was a long time to be out for such a little guy.

Tracy said...

Note to self: When I have a baby, keep a Johnny Cash CD in the car at ALL TIMES!!! :o)

Rude Cactus said...

...and again, I miss out on a nice little outing, breasts and the Man In Black...