Last ‘Official’ Beaumont Playdate

Beaumont Moms Group

Beaumont Moms Group

Today was the last ‘official’ Beaumont Moms Group, but we look forward to many playdates in the future with the friends we have made.  We plan to meet every other week for a scheduled playgroup and more often informally.  I am so thankful for the women I have met in this group, and Lilly seems to have fun with the other babies.  It has been so fun to share stories and watch them grow!

First Trip to the Zoo!!

"Hello little girl"

"Hello, little girl"

"What is THAT!?"

"What is THAT!?"

Lilly’s first trip to the zoo was a big success!  We met up with some friends from the Beaumont Mom’s Group this afternoon.  It was a beautiful, sunny day and so much fun to get out with the girls and babies.  Lilly seemed very intrigued with the giraffes, who were equally interested in her.  I look forward to many more trips to the zoo and plan to buy an annual pass at our next visit.


Lilly and I have been enjoying lots of playdates with friends.  Today the Beaumont Moms Group met at our house.  Here is a photo of the babies in the group – they all range from 6-8 months (click on image to view larger).

Beaumont Moms Group

Lilly’s Busy Social Calendar

Lilly is a busy bee!  Mondays we meet with the Beaumont Moms Group (either a formal meeting or to walk the mall), Wednesdays we take a Kindermusik class, Fridays we go to Gymboree, and Sundays are reserved for daddy-daughter swim classes at Goldfish.  Since she stays home with me I try to get her out for ‘social time’ once every day.  We also see Grandma Judy and Grandpa Bill and try to meet up with Laura & Arbor and Karen & Heidi whenever possible.  Next week I’m going to start taking her to the daycare at the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that I can work out.  I feel like the first 4 months went by rather slowly, but now that she is so busy and moving about the weeks go by sooo fast!

Beaumont Moms Group

Today I met with the Moms Group through Beaumont Hospital for the first time.  We meet every other Monday from 10-12 at a different moms’ house each week.  There are 13 of us in the group, two of which are group leaders.  I was a little worried about the timing of our meeting because Lilly is always asleep at that time, but I woke her up early from her nap and she did great – really seemed to enjoy seeing the other babies.  At one point she was standing up (with a little help from mom, of course) talking to the babies next to her.  The other moms remarked at how calm she was.

All of the babies in the group are between 3 and 5 months.  We talked about our babies and told our birth stories.  None of us could believe that more than half of the moms in our group had c-sections…crazy.

The group seems to be a lot of fun and I’m already looking forward to the next meeting!


Tummy Time on the Mirror

Playing with the Parachute

Rolling Around with Grandma

Yesterday grandma and I took Lillian for her first Gymboree class.  She LOVED watching the other babies and playing with us.  There were three other babies who were all a bit older.  It is tough to get her to a scheduled class right now because her nap times are changing, but I hope to take her to open gym once a week and am trying Kindermusik with her next week.  She always seems to do really well in scenarios where there is a lot of stimulation, but of course she starts crying and throws a fit once she is back in her car seat and alone with mom again.

Looking forward to getting out with her more!