Mellow Mummy: The NCT First Birthday Party : Taking life as it comes...

Monday, 7 June 2010

The NCT First Birthday Party

This weekend the Mellow family went for a picnic in the sunshine with all of the other families from our NCT classes. I even baked a cake – behold my first ever attempt at icing!

Looking at the other babies, it is hard to believe that this time last year, many of the little munchkins didn't even exist, and those who did were really very tiny indeed! Mind you, looking at the other mummies and daddies, it is hard to believe that in the space of just one year we have all been transformed from nervous, tired wrecks into confident, happy families who have become pros at this parenting lark.

I've blogged before about how I feel the NCT taught me some great lessons in preparation for the birth, but that the most valuable thing I have taken from them is a group of like-minded local mummies who experience the same highs and lows of parenting at approximately the same time as me.

Our 'Year One' NCT picnic was a chance for all of us to get together and compare stories from the past few months, to share tips, concerns and experiences. It was truly fabulous to see all of the babies devouring finger foods of all types and to watch them scrambling over the picnic mats and getting in to all sorts of (messy) trouble.

It makes me all the more happy to know that one of my best friends is starting on his NCT journey this week and that for each NCT class that takes place, there is the potential for another group of happy, healthy babies and for the formation of life-long friendships.
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