I know what you mean, to start with it was so hard, I was used to being able to just get in the car and go whenever I wanted!!
I met a lot of lovely mums thru mum's group and we catch up on other days aswell. I also have my mum here so that was a big hlep. But I hung around the parents room at shopping centres a bit and actually swapped numbers with some mums who are now really good friends.
There are other things ofcourse like gymbaroo later on, massage classes, kindmusik and stuff..but they are so expensive.
I found if I just took bub somewhere where lots of mums and kids hung out I met people, at the park and stuff like that. It was strange to me how I could just talk to strangers because we had a common interest..our kids!!
It does get easier..as bub gets older and can play more it's fun. But don't forget just because bub is young you can still read to them, read anything even if it's just the newspaper...might help to make your day a bit interesting too.
And ofcourse come on here and have a chat...I'm on MSN if you ever want to chat [email protected]