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Hi all, my DD is getting close to 6 months old, and I think both of us are feeling ready to be more active during the day (we have been in a kind of hibernation since she was born, which has been good). We have been trying to make it each week to First Weeks/Next Months at CBFC, but she will soon be too old for the weekly group. Does anyone have any classes/activities in Seattle that were enjoyed by wee ones, or provided some support for new mamas?<br><br>
Also, I am toying with the idea of starting a playgroup at my house since we have the space. If anyone with the wee one (4-9 months old or around there -- we are not yet babyproofed enough for toddlers!) is interested in coming to a playgroup in NE Seattle (Sand Point N of Matthews Beach), lemme know that too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My little DD is the same age, but I also have a toddler. Not sure when I can have free time without her, but I would love to have friends with babes my little DD's age! It is super hard to get together with other mamas of babes when you have two <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We're looking for baby friends! My DD is also almost the same age - Shayla was born on Sep 10th. We've thought about trying to start something down here in the south end, but our house is pretty tiny.<br><br>
One cool thing I heard of is a dance/movement class called Nurturing Baby (for 2 months old to pre-walking) at the Creative Dance Center in the Northgate area. (<a href="http://www.creativedance.org" target="_blank">www.creativedance.org</a>) I'm not sure exactly what it entails, but it came highly recommended by another mama, so we're signed up for a 6-week course that starts in 2 weeks.<br><br>
Anyway, let me know if you do a play group. I work several days a week but have a somewhat flexible schedule, and really want to get together with other AP folks.<br><br>
Mamamilkers - you live in Ballard, right?
 

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Yep, I do live in Ballard!<br><br>
I just remembered yoga at SHC that you can bring your DC with you. They are the postnatal w/ infant. <a href="http://www.seattleholisticcenter.com/yoga/schedule.shtml" target="_blank">Here's the schedule</a>. I've never been able to go, but I want to! I did prenatal yoga there and LOVED it!
 

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bookworm -- I'm signed up for the nurturing baby class at creative dance too! Are you taking the Tuesday class? I'm glad that you got a good rec from another mama -- I just found it in one of those free seattle parenting mags and thought it sounded like fun. Maybe we will see you there!
 

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I was totally going to ask this here:)<br><br>
My daughter turned 5 months last weekend and I'm DYING for other moms with babies to visit with.<br><br>
I've been taking daily walks with baby, if anyone would like to join us. We're flexible, but I've been heading out around 11am, after baby wakes up from a nap.<br><br>
I'dalso be up for yoga classes or anything, really. If need be, we could host a smaller end playgroup at our place in Madison Valley (on Madison), provided its not too many people!
 

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bonanzajellybean - I'm taking the tues class that starts on 2/27 - are you in that one?<br><br>
erinbird - you were in my ddc (that just closed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ) I'm in the Rainier Valley so I'm not that far from you. Maybe we could meet to walk in the arboretum sometime.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">erinbird - you were in my ddc (that just closed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ) I'm in the Rainier Valley so I'm not that far from you. Maybe we could meet to walk in the arboretum sometime.</div>
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Despite living so close, I actually haven't been to the arboretum yet- pick a day, any day!
 

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Also near me... There is a coffeeshop that is kid friendly- they have a wodden kitchen, books, train table... and probably other stuff. It makes a good meeting place for people with toddlers because the mamas can sit (and hold babies) while the toddlers play nearby.<br><br>
Its called My coffeehouse and its at 28th and E Madison. Maybe that would work for everyone?
 

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they both sound good to me!<br><br>
erinbird, the arboretum is most amazing in the spring, when the azaleas and rhodies bloom, so let's definitely set something up. I have to work extra days next week, but maybe the week after? We finally got the Ergo carrier, and what a relief! It's so much easier and more comfortable to walk with her than the other carriers we were using.<br><br>
I just realized in an earlier post I said my DD was born on Sep 10th. Woops, it was Sep 7th. Maybe this sleep deprivation thing isn't working out for me as well as I thought it was.
 

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bookworm -- we are in the same dance class! I will see you there.<br><br>
I would be up for a my coffehouse date too, I have been meaning to check it out. Madison Valley seems like the place to have kids and babies these days. We looked at a house there before we bought this one, too bad it wasn't the one for us.
 

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Okay... I'm totally open for meeting up at My Coffeehouse. There's a LLL meeting this Wednesday, but other then that pick a time in the next two weeks to meet up!
 

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I'm due within the next month or so and it doesn't seem like there will be anyone my baby's age! Bummer. Well, in a couple years the 6 month gap won't matter as much...
 

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most likely good for us.
 

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I'd really like to join you, but I have a baby class on Tuesdays at 1pm for the next 6 weeks, so I'll have to wait - unless you would be open to meeting on a Mon or Thurs?<br><br>
Right now I'm working on Wed and Fri, but my schedule will be getting much more flexible in about 3 weeks. I can't wait!
 

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My Coffeehouse! Its in Madison Valley at 28th? and E Madison.<br><br>
I can definately do anything if its within walking distance to my place. Its the hassle of driving with a screeching baby or trying to coordinate buses to get around that makes life difficult<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 
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