Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Support

When I was pregnant, a friend of mine suggested that I sign up for a "new mama" group at a local place called Amma Parenting Center.  I didn't know much about it, but eager for advice, I went online immediately and signed up.  I never looked into the details, didn't know what I would learn, but if a mom thought it was a good idea, I figured I should listen.

Smart idea Kara, smart idea.

Amma has classes that start nearly every week so you can start a class shortly after your child is born.  I started when Mollie was just 2 weeks old.  

A group of brand spankin' new mamas. Some brand spankin' new babies.  And a whole bunch of exhausted, confused, happy, scared, stunned faces.

We spent the next 6 weeks getting to know eachother, crying to eachother, learning from eachother, and  reminding eachother that we were not alone. 

I don't know what I would have done without the support of my Amma Mama friends. 

And now, our babies are all 1! And they're walking! And playing! And so we decided to get together to celebrate.

We have come so far! It's been a crazy year and those first 3 months were insanely hard. Thanks to my Amma Mamas, I knew I was never in it alone.

Amma babies 1 year ago....

Amma babies at their 1st Birthday party...

2 comments:

Laura Hansen said...

YAY! I kept meaning to get those pictures together, too, and so glad that you did. We have come an amazingly long way, and it's been wonderful to have you around. :o) Congrats on making it (although once she got passed her newborn "jerk" phase, I think Mollie has certainly made it pretty fun, hasn't she?!)

Kara Frank said...

Oh yes! After the "jerk" phase...life has been great. Most days :-) Man, these kids are fun!