Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reagan's Busy Social Schedule

Although Reagan is just 6 months old, she already has a very full social calander. Every Monday we have Kindermusik where she learns about music and interacts with five other babies. Every Tuesday we go to a program called "Lap Learners" at the local library where the librarian reads and sings to a big group of babies and afterwords the babies have playtime (usually consisting of lots of chewing on the literature). Wednesdays we go to a baby class at "Romp n Roll". This is an awesome learning/play center where she plays with developmentally appropriate toys and interacts with six different babies. On Thursdays, we have the local playgroup that I started. There are 10 mommies and babies who attend regularly and we just alternate whos house it is at. All of the babies are between 5 and 7 months, and with the exception of Reagan, they are all boys. Needless to say, Reagan is quite a hit, and she is also the only one who is crawling, so it is very funny to watch her make her rounds and interact with all her little boyfriends. On Fridays we have swim lessons. I signed her up for a Mommy and Me group lesson, but because we were the only ones to sign up, we have a private lesson. The first one was last week and Reagan had a blast! The instructor brought all kinds of water toys so she immediately started kicking her legs and splashing with her arms to get the toys. When the instructor saw this, he said she had already accomplished everything the class was supposed to teach. She also went under water several times and it didn't bother her at all. We may just have the next Michael Phelps on our hands :)
So, after a very busy and fun filled week, the weekends are Reagan's down time. She enjoys playing in the exersauser and rain forest jumper and watching football and UFC with Dad. She is such a little ball of energy. Some days I really wonder if I will be able to keep up. But I have found (thru another mom in the playgroup) a great babysitter who comes over twice a week for a few hours so I can get some running done and go to the gym. It was hard at first, but Reagan really seems to like her now. Usually if someone else is holding her and she sees me she will push away from them and toward me, but when I came home yesterday, Brianna was holding her and she didn't want to come to me at all. I was sad in a way, but I was also very glad that she is happy with Brianna!
We are also trying to get her used to the day care at the gym and at church. There have been several times when we have come to pick her up after a workout or church service respectively and her eyes are all red and her cheeks are streaked with tears, but she is getting a lot better, and I'm trying to tell myself that it is good for her to be away from Mom a little bit. I am taking the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor exam next week in order to get certified to teach aerobics at a few local gyms. I'm really excited about it, and I think it will be nice to do something part time. But I will have to be sure that it fits into Reagan's social schedule, because I don't want her to have to miss out on any of her activities :)


Tina, Ryan and Olivia said...

WOW!! You and Reagan do have a busy social schedule. I'd also love to get stationed near you again in the future so I can have a private fitness instructor...good luck with your test!

Anonymous said...

How busy- I love it. What great activities you are doing with her!

Mike and Erica said...

Good luck with the test!! You are a great mommy!!

Stacy said...

Geez, that's crazy! She's going to be a social butterfly for sure! Good luck with your test, Jess, you're going to be so good at that.