Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Playdates

This past weekend was a busy one for me and Mr. Hunter. He had his first official playdate on Saturday and then another one with family on Sunday.

In the past year or so there was a large number of girls that I graduated high school with that had babies, starting at the end of 2010 up to the end of 2011 with Hunter being the youngest. We decided to have a playdate with all the girls and babies that are still in the area so that the moms could catch up and the babies could meet.

It was great being able to see some these girls, most of whom I haven't seen since our high school reunion 3 years ago. It was also nice being around other new moms with babies a little older than mine to get advice from and compare notes with. One interesting thing we discovered was that out of the 9 of us 7 ended up needing to have C-sections!

Hunter did great! He slept most of the time but even when he was awake he would just look around and check out the scene. He only fussed a bit when he got hungry. I think being in daycare has helped him get use to the noise of other babies. In fact all of the babies did great. No major meltdowns. Hopefully we can do it again soon!


My little man wearing his first pair of jeans!
Hunter and my good friend Kelli meeting for the first time. I've known Kelli since 7th grade.

Hunter and Andrea. She was one of my best friends back in high school and now has an adorable 3 year old little girl and 5 month old son.

Hunter looking a bit terrified by the whole situation.

Trying to pose all the babies. Andrea's 3 year old was like a mini babysitter.

The whole group.

On Sunday we took Hunter over to visit with both of his great-grandmothers. At the first grandmothers house we met up with Kristian's cousin, his wife and their 4 children. They have an 8 month old little girl and we wanted to get the babies together.
Me and my little stud. Check out his cute socks.

Family photo

Hunter and his cousin Genevieve. He kept smiling at her and I had to remind him that she's family and not to get any ideas!!
Baby Swap

Hunter and Genny with their great-grandmother.

Smiley Boy!

Damn my kid is cute!

We then headed to Kristian's other grandmothers house so that she could meet Hunter for the first time. Unfortunately her first introduction to him included his biggest blowout to date with poop ALL up his back. We had to just throw out his onesie. Thank God I brought a spare set of clothes!
Hunter and his other great-grandmother. Both women are in their 90's!!

Such a great picture of three generations.

We had such a nice and busy weekend which helped me take my mind off my father's passing. It was so nice to catch up with old friends and spend time with family. Hunter was so worn out that on Sunday night he slept from 9:30pm-4am!!


6 comments:

Heather said...

What an adorable group of babies! Sounds like both you and Hunter had a fun time. It's great that you got to connect with other moms and get their advice, too.

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

I am so glad you got to do that with your girlfriends! Memories forever!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

How cool to have a group of friends with babies all so close in age!

My two bestest had babies a few months before and a few months after, it's so nice to have them to chat with about new mom stuff! Too bad they both live far away!

http://sweetcanadian.blogspot.com/ said...

Wow that is a lot of women with babies. You are very lucky to have a circle like that.

Always, always have a change of clothes wherever you go. Best piece of advice i got ever lol.

Allie said...

Oh my goodness! That playdate looks like a blast! He is getting so darn big and himin those little jeans....swoooooon!

The diaper blowouts, oh man not looking forward to those again! Hahaha! Sounds like things are going well on your end! Ps I loved reading your q&A post! We have a lot in common!

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

How much fun does that play date look!? I can't wait to meet up with my hs friends and take a pic like the one you have of them on the couch - its tooooo adorable!

BTW, girl you are looking really good! You make mommy look easy! :)