And the adventures continue….
Obviously Mike and I are still learning how to live and act like parents. It’s amazing how much there is to learn. Apparently, just winging it can cause a lot of laughs…..and just a little stress.
We headed out to Malia’s first pediatrician appointment the day after I was released from the hospital. Since moving at a fast pace was kind of out of the question, we got ready as soon as possible to get to her appointment on time. Yet, we still found ourselves rushing to get to our 10:40 appointment.
What?! It’s hard to be an early riser when you’ve got a newborn! LOL Yes, I slept in! And yes, my “diaper bag”….ummmmm, photography bag, was NOT packed with the bare necessities. You know, like diapers and wipes? Good thing I’m breast feeding so that was already packed and ready to use. Sheesh!
As I eased myself into the passenger seat, I turned to Mike to tell him to pack the Snap and Go since we had to stop by the pharmacy after her appointment. He turned to me and asked “What’s a Snap and Go?” Oy! Then he reminded me about the diapers and wipes….Eeek! I looked at the dashboard clock and saw that it read 10:30. Oy! 10 minutes to get across town? Yikes!
Mike threw the Snap and Go in the back – ran upstairs to grab some diapers and wipes and off we went to our appointment. Gah! Late again!
Luckily the doctor’s appointment went well. She demonstrated her lung skills to her pediatrician and charmed her way through the nurses.
Our trip to Target was a little more eventful. Picture 2 new parents, with a newborn in a car seat, standing in a Target parking lot reading the Snap and Go manual. We stood in the back of the 4runner, trying to figure out which buttons to press and trying to keep our cool as the baby started to cry in her seat. Yikes!
Fast forward to the end of our short shopping trip and there we were again, standing behind the 4runner, manual in hand, trying to figure out how close the darn thing. Of course, the sun was now shining in Malia’s face and we were encumbered with our purchases. Geez!
Seriously, things will get easier right? At some point, we’re going to know what we’re doing, yeah? LOL
If anything, we’ll try and fake it as best we can. At the very least, I have diapers and wipes stashed away in my bag now. I’m a little bit prepared! 😛