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!
Posted by shelly at 10:08 AM