My 1st daughter Bella and I joined Gymboree Play & Music back in April of 2009 when she was 2 months old. We were only able to attend 2 classes because Bella was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1 which is a neurological condition that weakens the muscles rapidly causing complete paralysis. Its the #1 genetic killer of children and infants passed onto the innocent child unknowingly by both sets of parents being carriers of the recessive gene. Continuing the Gymboree classes would have been too hard for me as her mother to watch her fall behind as the others bloomed ahead. I wanted to focus more on what she could still do rather then everything she would never accomplish. Bella passed away at only 9 months old and I was left with such an empty place in my arms, heart, and soul. I LOVED how much she enjoyed her Play & Music classes and till this day still watch the videos we have of her in class. I knew if I ever had another baby I would definitely join the classes again.
Through the grace of God, divine intervention, and the miracle of my life we had our 100% healthy baby girl, Bianca Isabella, who is better known as Baby Bee! I signed up for Gymboree Play & Music right away knowing full well that Bee would love it and what can I say, Mama knows best! Bee loves class so much! The music enlightens her, the other children amaze her, and all the wonderful toys, songs, and games lift her spirits while doing double duty and educating her! It brings me such joy as a grieving mother to see my healthy baby interacting with other precious babies. These classes have done wonders for our bonding and self awareness as well as Bee's strength, eye coordination, and milestones (evident by the reviews we get from her pediatrician!). But they have also been my secret recipe for healing my grief in a positive, fun, and new way. These classes were a win/win for the entire family and I recommend them to every new or even experienced Mama! Thank you Gymboree for offering such a simple but well thought out system of bonding, play time, and education for children of all ages! We are proud to be a part of the Gymboree Family again!!Class Type:
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