Yesterday we went on our first family outing. We took Linus to The Trafford Centre and then to Asda. He slept through the whole thing. It was insanely easy. Ross and I walked around the mall and had a nice lunch together. Our stroller is awesome and I could steer it with one hand and hold hands with Ross too. I was a little nervous about how much Linus was sleeping, but I'm trying to take a laid-back attitude and assume that (in general) it's best to follow his lead on when to eat and when to sleep instead of forcing anything this early.
Then this morning. This morning he woke up and wanted to eat for the Olympic trials. I'm assuming he was making up for yesterday and tanking up. I feel like I did nothing but feed him, switching sides back and forth for several hours. After he was finally satiated, I handed him off to Ross and got in the shower. While in the shower I discovered that the conditioner I bought at Asda yesterday is actually shampoo, so I'd shampooed my hair twice (but with different kinds of shampoo) and had no conditioner in the shower. I was able to reach out and grab a little bottle of conditioner that I'd used in the hospital to save the day though! I took my time luxuriating in the hot stream of water. I turned off the water and realized Linus was crying. Time for the milk machine to jump back into action. I grabbed the towel and put it to my head only to find that I'd never actually washed the conditioner out. Ugh. Back into the shower I went. A quick rinse and then I was back in action for another marathon feed.
So, what I'm saying is- I've got this motherhood thing down already! See how smooth I am!?
I can't really complain as I feel like I've got it easy with a great husband and an adorable baby. We're getting it. Blogging isn't making the cut every day like it used to, but hopefully I'll be back more regularly soon.
Until then, here are some pictures:
love at first sight
teensy little man
first family outing