Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Getting Out

After Griffin was born I didn't leave our room for 3 days. I didn't leave the house for over a week, and I didn't put him in his car seat for a week and a half. It was nice to stay in and just be with our family (and nurse constantly - ok, so that wasn't "nice" but necessary), but I was starting to go a little stir crazy.

So yesterday (Monday) I packed up both kids and went to MSN for a breastfeeding support group (which didn't happen). Luckily some of our mom/kid friends showed up for a parenting discussion group so Penny and I both got in some social time.

Today we picked up my dad and took my mom out to lunch for her birthday, and tomorrow we're heading over to Kim & Orson's place for a play group (we've missed it the last few weeks!).

It feels good to get out of the house and get back into a semi-normal routine, but leaving w/ Griffin still makes me a little nervous. None of the places we're going are very far away from home... I'm not quite ready for a long trip (i.e. anything further than 20 minutes from the house). I'm still pumping at least 6x a day, so I can't really stay away for long anyway.

And let me say, I dislike pumping... I could use stronger language but I won't. But until my supply is maximized I need to pump as often as I can. It's worth it, but it's exhausting.

Ok, on to Penny stuff. She's mastered zippers, the "locks" on the "tupperware" we have (technically it's not tupperware), can reach the door handles on the Rav (which are pretty high), can jump, and is in size 3T.

She turns 17 months old tomorrow and I can't believe how fast the time has gone by!

I promise to try to remember to take pictures tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I really hated pumping too. I hope you can stop that soon, it is so annoying. one of my friends said, "think of everything sweet and wonderful about nursing, then think about the opposite, and THAT is pumping."

    Glad you guys are getting out, though!


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