Saturday, August 28, 2010

Going At It Alone And I've Never Felt More Human..

I just wanted to make note of the fact that C and I made it out today by ourselves and it was glorious. So what if it took nearly two hours of preparation before we both felt comfortable leaving home? We did it. How did we do it?

Before leaving, I made sure to feed Baby C so much that it would induce a milk coma allowing for some serious sleepage to ensue.




Then, I packed and repacked our diaper bag with enough "nunnies" and onesies and blankets to get us through Survivor on a deserted island.

After I finished being completely obsessive compulsive, I made sure I could unfold and fold the stroller with one hand while in our living room. I then proceeded to lug it out to the car and throw it in the back of the SUV. My SUV that I haven't driven in 4 weeks, thank you C section.

Thank goodness we have that SUV because there is no way we could have lugged that sucker around in my itty bitty Mazda.

Then it was time to load the baby. The absolutely passed out cold and in a deep milky slumber baby. I tucked him into his carseat, loaded him into the car and started the engine. Excitedly, I breathed a big sigh of relief.. and called both my husband and my mother to brag about my efforts. We were in the car. We actually made it out the door.. and into the car. Woah.

We spent an hour outside of the house today and it was amazing. We perused the racks at Kohl's (clearly baby C didn't leave empty handed) and then proceeded to head to the post office to buy stamps and mail C's birth announcements.

I cannot tell you the last time I felt so accomplished. So happy to be outside of the house. So human again.

As for baby C? He slept the entire time. And for another two hours upon arriving home. It was absolutely more than I could have asked for.

So, where are we going tomorrow?

16 comments :

  1. Yay for making it out! I'm sure it felt glorious, and now you MUST do it again! Especially since baby sleeps right through the whole process :)

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  2. That is always the best feeling knowing you can be independent with a baby! Congrats.. the first time out is always an accomplishment.

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  3. I feel the same way! Getting out was hard, but once I did it, it felt so good. I felt sane again! But my boy doesn't sleep the whole time. He is usually okay for an hour and then he gets fussy!

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  4. we had our first outing to the dr yesterday and it was AMAZING! I felt so accomplished and like a REAL person again! I can't wait to get out of this house again!

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  5. dCongrats on feeling human and getting out of the house! Baby C seems like a perfect baby!

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  6. Yay! That is awesome news...both that you got out of the house AND that Carter slept the entire time. Good luck with future endeavors!

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  7. That's fantastic! I've heard from a lot of new mommies it's best to try and get out of the house as early as possible. Way to go!

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  8. Your little boy is so cute! So glad you made it out with your little one...I too, also have an itty bitty mazda :)

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  9. Woohoo! Baby C is adorable and so good for letting mommy have some time out of the house (even if it was a milk-induced coma). ;)

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  10. Good job! I guess I didn't realize you couldn't drive for that long, wow. He is so cute!

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  11. I've stumbled across your blog a few times from others that I've been following, and have to say I love how you write! I remember wondering if it would get easier and quicker than 2 hours to get out of the house, and 11.5 months later, that answer is yes...most of the time! I remember just having to get out of the house to walk in the fresh air for 30 minute in those early days! Your son is absolutely adorable!

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  12. That is amazing!! I'm thinking it will be really easy for me to just stay at home with the baby when it comes 24/7 because it will be winter...but I will remember your fearlessness :)

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  13. Go baby go!! What an accomplishment :)

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  14. Way to go!!!!!! next time take photos to document your outing!

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