Monday, June 23, 2008

our 15 minutes of fame...

About a month ago, Kellen and I, along with several other moms and babies were asked to participate in a video for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield for new moms. Basically, we were asked to talk about what we wish we would have known before we had our baby. Since this video was only for Blue Cross insurance members, I haven't been able to share the video until now...as it's now on YouTube for all to view!



So, how did this happen? Well, I started going to the Good Samaritan Hospital Baby and Me group and ended up meeting a great group of women. A bunch of us started doing other things together - weekly coffee at Sip and Kranz, mommy Matinees, Gymboree and it's now morphed into our own official Mom's Group. Unfortunately now that I'm back to work, I don't get to attend all the events, but I've still been able to join in the Friday Play Dates that we rotate hosting at our houses and of course, Gymboree. Anyway...one the moms is a web editor at Blue Cross and her first project back to work from maternity leave was all about having babies and evidently their original plan for a video fell through so she came calling on us!

It was very fun - one of the first nice days we had this summer and a great way to remember this time as new moms together! Hopefully we don't scare people away from having kids - it's funny how so often when you talk about things, that's the bad or hard part that you share - but it's true, being a new parent is really hard and it's a big change AND something that we would do over and over and over again! I'm lucky to have found such a great, supportive group of women and I really do hope that we continue to get together and share this parenting experience! It's so fun to see these babies together and imagine that they could be friends for a long time.

So, since I know a lot of soon-to-be and new moms, here's some advice from me to you...in addition to things I wish I would have known - I share with you how valuable it is to get out of the house as a new mom and connect with other new moms - whether it's through the hospital baby group or other venue - take advantage of those opportunities! I know that it's been a huge help to me! And...we don't always just get together with the babies...here's a picture from one of our Mom's Night Out at Thirst Wine Bar!

4 comments:

Jamie & Aaron said...

I'm glad your video is on YouTube now. You're a real TV veteran between this video with Kellen and your Girl Friends video. I love it! Oh, and I look forward to checking out that wine bar :-)

John said...

Your post was so much more descriptive than mine! :) The video looks great doesn't it? It's fun to share it with our families and friends. We'll see you tomorrow after Gymboree and a quick run to Babies R Us for a baby shower gift.

pdxhappenings.com said...

BTW, I guess John is logged in, that comment is from me....

Heather

Raché said...

Barely 6 months old and already in a professional shoot. Perhaps Kellen has a future in the entertainment industry... Sounds like things are going really well, glad to hear it.