So right after I penned my heartfelt thoughts on how motherhood is getting to be really easy and how much I love it, Frankie decided to test my limits with an awful new phase of waking up every two hours all. night. long. and generally being really grumpy about sleep. It's been going on almost two weeks and is frankly worse than the newborn stage as I expected him to be over this by now. It's just occurring to me that maybe he is teething?? Seems a little early for it at just over 4 months, but I ordered some natural teething remedies online just to be on the safe side. Argh. Motherhood, always throwing you a curveball right when you think you've got everything under control. But wait, that's just life, isn't it? Anyway, if you have any experience with or thoughts about 4-month sleep regressions or teething or babies who are making their mothers' heads explode, please send them my way—I'm all eyes!
In other news, I've been talking to our awesome pastor about starting a group for young moms at our church. Tomorrow night I'm meeting up with another young mom from the parish to brainstorm ideas and make a plan. The one tiny hitch is that I've never been in a moms' group before and don't really know what should be included in one. If you've been in a moms' group at church, what would you recommend to do or not do? Favorite activities, events, outreach, etc.? And if you haven't been in a group, what would you want to see in one? What kind of moms' group would you want to join? Thanks ladies!!