So, we made it through yesterday. The Daddy and I got up about an hour before The Baby was due to eat. We managed to get showered and dressed and I got two loads of laundry hung up on the line before she woke up. The Daddy gave her her breakfast while I pumped and ate. Of course, he didn’t have to leave the house until 9:30, so we had plenty of time to fit it all in.
After The Daddy left, we played on the floor and took a VERY nice hour long nap. I managed to plan out meals for the week and put together a grocery list. Once The Baby woke up, we had a nice bottle for lunch then went to get the groceries.
The Baby rode in her carrier for the first time without fussing. She’s finally big enough and has enough head control to be in it facing out and apparently, that’s all she ever wanted. She didn’t peep the entire time we were in the store. Phew!
Unfortunately, she catnapped in the car just enough to not take an afternoon nap, which she SORELY needed. So, we moved from bouncy chair to floor mat to pack-n-play all afternoon and evening with a steady soundtrack of grumbling and fussing. The Baby is square in the middle of teething but she hasn’t figured out how to put anyting other than her hand in her mouth so she can’t get the relief of a teething ring yet. It makes for a grumpy, slobbery baby.
By the time The Daddy got home at close to 8pm, I was ready for a break. But, I’d managed to get dinner made, the kitchen and living room picked up and I’d put a dent in getting all the laundry put away. The Daddy got to spend the evening with a sweet girl, I got to take a long bath, and it turns out, The Baby slept from 10:30 until 6:00am!!
All in all, I’d say our first day on our own went pretty well. On to Day Two.