Get Out

Friday, April 20, 2012

This week I have overcome some of my fears. Fear #1: traveling in the car with baby by myself. Fear #2: Running errands/socializing by myself (I see a theme). So, it's obvious that I am apprehensive about doing things with B by myself.

currently one of my favorite pics of B...those eyes! :)

On Wednesday my mom and I spent the whole day running errands. It was a great day and I LOVED getting out! Some things I learned were...
-always feed baby right before you put her in the car to avoid an unpleasant car ride
-go to Nordstrom midday/midweek if you want to meet or mingle with other mommy friends
-take someone to watch your baby when buying new bras. (ps be prepared to buy HUGE bras! I was stoked!)
- Costco has a great patio furniture section for nursing. I'm sure this is not what it is there for but definitely what I used it for...keepin' it classy

costco! why i didn't choose to take a picture at nordstrom is beyond me...

Yesterday I took the big plunge and drove to lunch with B by myself. While she didn't scream the whole way there was some crying that went on in that car seat. I have a mirror so that I can see her in her car seat. I'm not sure what good it does since I can't do much for her when she's crying while I'm driving but somehow it makes me feel better when I can see her screaming instead of just hearing her. :( She was such a good girl during lunch! She slept in the baby Bjorn, nursed, and pooped...the whole shebang! I really enjoyed getting out and spending time with other mommies. After lunch we went to Carrie's house to hang out and by the time we got home from there she was asleep in her car seat! Success! I'm learning that it makes a WORLD of difference when I get out of the house. Now if I can only figure out how to get out of the house without spending money...

march/april mommies!
I'm excited because we ordered a sofa table and bench for the end of our bed (here). It comes in next week. And our kitchen table arrived for pick up too! Yay! I'll be doing some before and after pictures very soon! Have a great weekend and stay cool! (It's supposed to be in the 90's here...what?!?)


  1. Hey Natalie, I've followed your blog for a while but I don't usually comment. Baby B is adorable and looks just like her daddy! I'm so glad that she is healthy and thriving. I'm quitting my job at the end of May to be a SAHM too! When you figure out ways to keep occupied w/o spending $ let me know ;)
    P.S- I used to work across the street from a little cafe that looks just like where you went to lunch called Back Street...Have a great weekend!

  2. Just wanted to stop by and say Blair is adorable!! Im so happy that you guys are doing okay! I started reading your blog after Natasha from Schuelove mentioned you having Miss Blair. Can't wait to see what you guys do to your new house! Have a good weekend!

  3. Your daughter is adorable! My son is almost a year and I am still afraid to take him out sometimes- lol. Babies are so unpredictable :)

    I'm a new follower of your blog! Would love the follow back :)

    The Pretty Pinhead


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