Monday, October 13, 2008

Mommy and Baby's First Outing On Their Own


This last Friday I had to take Boyd in for his 2 week check up, and wow, reality hit me hard. I realized just how difficult it is to get out of the house with a little guy. I thought that I was doing well with time and gave him a bath early, and took a shower myself. Well, by then Boyd suddenly was starving when it was time to leave the house, so I had to feed him. Then I was getting ready to load him up when I heard a grunt sound coming from him--oh no! He was starting to work on a messy diaper! I had no choice but to put him in his car seat and drive to San Jose to his doctor's appt.

Of course I showed up late and had to wait an additional 30 minutes past my appt. time for the next available slot. When I finally got into the exam room, you guessed it, he had made the messiest poopy diaper he has ever done! It took me almost 10 minutes to clean up this dirty diaper. But the nurse weighed our little guy and measured him, and I was amazed to learn that he has gained more than his birth weight back--he is 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 21 in. long. He is just growing so fast.

On the way home I had planned to go run some errands, but that all went out the window after such an exhausting trip to the doctor's. I just had enough energy to get to the gas station and to fill up, and that was just so I could get us home! But I am so proud of myself, I took my little Boyd out on his first outing without help--maybe I can do this! Being a parent is hard, but well worth all the work. And I have a newfound respect for all those moms out there who remember how much easier it was with only one kid!

11 comments:

Summer said...

Ah, Shelly, you make me laugh. Baby Boyd is looking cuter and cuter!

Jennifer said...

It is crazy isn't it, how much harder one tiny little baby makes life.

Crazy Black family said...

Shelly... he is seriously getting SO cute! YAY! And um, if I can leave the baby with the hubby, it makes errands so much easier. I do rely on the front carrier or wrap a LOT though. Saves space in the cart. :D

Chiemi said...

You go girl! The first outing is one of the worst. You'll adjust so fast!

RuSty and LaLa said...

Wow...Boyd is getting pretty difficult. You should get rid of him...send him to me. Ok.
Thanks for the cute Mternity top. Funny how you think. I can't wait to be fat enough to wear this...What am I thinking?

Weird. Getting bigger means getting a baby. Thats what I am thinking! Fun!

Tiffany J said...

Shelly & Q I found you on Chiemi's blog...HE'S ADORABLE!!!! I love the name too!

Dustin and Melissa said...

Shelly, you are so great!

katherinejewel said...

Shelly!! I can't believe you have a baby!! Congrats! yes the first couple outings and even getting ready for the outings are pretty intense... thank goodness you will get more comfortable and faster and you will realize they won't 'break' and your life will get alot easier :) well maybe not easier.. lol but you'll defidently prioritize better :) good luck with your little doll!!

The Dwelley's said...

your little guy is way cute. Motherhood is kind of hard at first. You get use to one and then you have number 2 on the way. :) You look like you are doing a great job.

Jen said...

I jsut found your blog, I love it. Boyd is adorable. Congratulations.

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