Monday, January 25, 2010

i'm chopped liver

Apparently, I have an inflated sense of self worth. I really fancied myself as a necessity to the Mister, an adored caregiver and bonded companion. Or at least someone who would be missed if I just up and disappeared for half a day. Little did I know he could be lured away effortlessly by a roomful of bright toys and busy toddlers, slipping his little hand out of my sweaty palmed hand and running off to play as fast as his legs would take him. Not even ONE look back, no "buh-bye", no blown kisses. No drama for the mama. This is good, I know, but I was expecting our first morning of MOPS to be a little more of a challenge for him. Or at least, to have to kiss away a few tears before I departed. Nope! He was excited and happy to join the other kids, and when I returned a full 2 1/2 hours later, I found him grinning, pink cheeked and covered in bubbles. His snack was gone, his diaper changed, a whole morning survived without his mama to get him through it. It's good, I know, this independence of his, this confidence he showed. It's just a little bittersweet when you start to realize your "baby" is turning into a person of his own, one who will need me less and less until all he needs is his tuition paid and a bed to crash in over holiday break. ::sob::

I am, however, very excited about our new MOPS group! A very sweet group of moms, a cute bunch of playmates for the little guy, and something else to fill our weekday schedule and keep us socialized and sane. And showered. I enjoyed the uninterrupted adult conversation, even if it kept returning to mommish topics like our favorite grocery store and the best brand of baby shoes. The best part is, Miss Bumblebee will be able to attend as well, since little babies are encouraged to come along and stay with their mothers. A winner all around, if you ask me.

Here's A and his mama this morning. We were both dressed and ready to go a full 15 minutes before we needed to leave the house! Pictures were in order!

no, he could NOT look any more like his father here ...

the belly, 36 1/2 weeks, ginormousity ...

11 comments:

I am finished said...

I am so happy for you. It just shows how confident he is. Have fun...and enjoy the moms!

Anne said...

I think Adelaide and Anderson were talking during MOPS today, and that made them so brave! And I think you are having a baby soon.

The Barron's said...

You are so adorable!! I swear, you are the cutest pregnant person ever. Seriously, you are ALL belly!! That is so great that he left and went right on to play with the kids, go Anderson!!

lena said...

You look great! Not much longer!

brittany said...

You are so cute! love you!

Karen said...

MOPS groups sound like so much fun. You look fantastic Mandie, not much longer now! How is the nursery coming along? I am dying to see the finished product!!

Karen

NoVaIrish said...

You look great!

And the fact that Anderson dove right in and did so well just shows what an awesome job you've been doing with him at home.

Lily Kate said...

You Look so stinken cute!! I'm so excited for the Frazier Family! Hugs to Anderbug! xoxo

Lisa said...

You are adorable! And so is Anderson, of course.

Crystal said...

You are so freaking adorable...all belly. Thanks for proving that it's not true that you just get fat when you have a girl.

Valerie said...

OMG Mandie! You are the cutest pregnant woman ever. ;)