New Mom Survival
I have been on a brief hiatus giving birth to our first child, Henry and getting used to new motherhood. Henry is one month old yesterday and we are just now starting to get out the door and enjoy ourselves. Last Friday we went to the Cry Baby Matinee at the Angelika. It was very fun. Lots of new moms were there and several older babies and their parents. We watched American Dreamz, which I could have done without but it was worth it just to get out of the house and do something! There were no changing tables as promised but the lights were dimmed so you could see around. The volume may have been turned down as promised but I think it was a little loud for the babies. It was great to be out somewhere and not worry about the baby crying: everyone’s baby was crying at some point or another. Towards the end of the movie Henry got restless so I walked him up and down the stairs, I looked behind me and there were 3 or 4 other people doing the same thing. By the end as everyone was leaving it was a chorus of tears as moms and dads tried to wrestle the little ones back into their car seats and strollers. I can’t wait to go back tomorrow! The Cry Baby Matinee is every Friday and Saturday at 11:45 am at the Angelika theater downtown at Bayou Place, 510 Texas Avenue. Kids under 5 are free and adults pay the regular matinee price which I thinki is $6. This week is Akeelah and the Bee, which I wasn’t planning on seeing, but who cares?
Also on the menu this weekend are the events going on at A Woman’s Work in Rice Village. Tomorrow at 11 am and 3 pm and again on Sunday at 12:30 there will be a sling workshop where you can learn all the different positions with all the different types of baby slings. There was an article about it in the Chronicle last week. There will also be a raffle and an opportunity to meet the founder of Majamas, a clothing line for nursing women. I was in there two days ago and bought some Majamas pajamas. Expensive, but well worth it. Nursing clothes that don’t make you look like you walked off the compound on Big Love, what a great idea! The workshop is at 5407 Morningside in Rice Village and the store is at 2401 Rice Blvd.