This afternoon I went to the first time mums group. There were 7 of us with our babies. I thought Baby L was growing and becoming a normal-to-big baby, but hey no way. Geez, some pretty massive babies there and thank goodness mine is small. A 20-pound 3 months old baby? No thanks. I don’t even know how much this is in kilos, but I’m guessing 8+?
Anyway, it was the first of five meetings and to be honest, I felt like I don’t belong there. First of all, I’m the only foreigner, married to a foreigner and not having a blond or ginger blue eyed baby. One of the beauties of living in London/England is the diversity. Then you have the other differences: some very young girls (under 25), an older lady with teenager kids. All the conversation was around birth, baby names, stitches. Just a brief mention of work. Fine, it’s a mums group, so you expect to talk and hear about these things, but is it just me desperate to find a decent and inexpensive beauty saloon in the area? Gym anyone? If it is to be shallow, let’s do it properly.
Next session, I’m hoping to remember to ask about putting earrings on Baby L. I think the next sessions will be more interesting as there will be external “speakers”. For the time being, I just feel like a I moved to a wonderful neighbourhood that has nothing to do with my lifestyle.