One of the best things I did with Betsy while being on maternity leave with her was a baby massage and post-natal yoga course. It was calming, in a lovely venue and a very nice thing to do with a baby. I loved it so much that when we were reducing Betsy’s hours at nursery when I started leave with Arthur, I made sure to keep her in nursery on a Tuesday so I could do this course all over again.
Both Arthur and I enjoyed doing this group. Arthur now lies perfectly still when he realises a massage is coming his way because he LOVES it and I’ve really appreciated stretching and easing those aching muscles I obtained while pregnant and made even worse while breastfeeding. One of the really lovely things about the course is Jackie, the yoga teacher, takes pictures of while we’re massaging the babies and we’re handed the photos over on the last day. What’s especially lovely for me is comparing the photos of Arthur and the photos of Betsy taken at her massage class at a similar age Art is now. I always knew these two look similar, but can’t quite get over just how alike they look!
I’m going to miss this class a lot. It’s been a lot of fun, but now it’s time to do something different. I think we’re going to have a few trips into London and then I think I may start another class I loved doing with Betsy and that’s baby signing. I wonder what else we’ll end up doing in the months ahead? What did you like to do class wise with your baby?