TTUT-Venturing Out

Look, we’re sorry if we don’t have enough time to sit down at the bar listening to silly little dating problems. When you have a baby, it’s not just the most important thing in your life, it’s the only important thing. When are you guys gonna get that? -Marshall, How I Met Your Mother

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

  • Since I was cleared by the doctor to lift the carseat, it felt like I was being released from house arrest. Every weekend Piglet and I have been on the go! It feels so good to get out of the house, even if it’s something simple like going to the grocery store.
  • On Thursday I was going stir crazy from being stuck inside due to the heat, so I pestered Match to take us out exploring. Match has been working really hard lately, and he’s been so tired after work that his weekends he doesn’t want to do anything. I really appreciated that he got out of the house with me. We ended up stumbling across a wildlife rescue center that did free tours. There wasn’t much to see, but it was sort of fun checking it out. I also adore the fact that Match rocked the ergo carrier! Doesn’t daddyhood look great on him? IMAG0511
  • The wildlife rescue center was full of animals that were all injured and couldn’t be released to the wild. I can definitely see myself volunteering here someday, maybe when Piglet is old enough to go to school. IMAG0515 IMAG0516
  • There was a boat dock nearby, and we soaked in the cool breezes coming off the water. It was fun getting out of the house and doing something different together as a family, even if it was just for a few hours. IMAG0523 IMAG0520
  • Friday we spent the whole day in Sacramento meeting up with friends. It was by far our longest outing yet, just the two of us. We started the day with breakfast with Sewing Mama, her hubby and their sweet little boy. Crafty Mama is a close friend of Tahoe Couple that I’ve gotten to know over the past few years, and bonded over pregnancies (she was due a month after my due date with Roo). She’s the one who sewed Piglet’s gorgeous quilt and changing pad covers. I wish I had her skills! Here they are meeting Piglet for the first time. They surprised me with a few gifties for Piglet, including an awesome homemade burp cloth she made herself that doubles as a bib.
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  • We had breakfast, and their little 8 month old was fascinated with Piglet. He kept trying to touch him, and really wanted to play with him. I can’t wait til Piglet is older and they can actually play together!
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  • After our breakfast, Crafty Mama and I took the boys to a park by their house. It was fun hanging out with another first time mama, especially one that also breastfeeds. She was full of advice and tips for me, but without sounding condescending about it. Piglet seemed to love the park. He stayed awake for the whole walk!
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  • After the walk, I said goodbye to Crafty Mama and then met up with Miss PhD for lunch. I’m sad to say Miss PhD decided to move back to Oregon, and Friday was her last day in California. I’m really going to miss her and our puppy playdates! It was also just after her 30th birthday, so we went out to a sushi restaurant to celebrate.
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  • I was a little nervous about bringing Piglet to a nice restaurant, but he was a champ! I even busted out my nursing cover and nursed him right at our table. I was shy about it, but it worked out fine. The more I do it, the easier it gets, and the more comfortable I am nursing in public.
  • We got back to her apartment and she got to spend some quality time with Piglet before she left.
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  • Sniff, I’m really going to miss her! All the more reason that Match and I need to make a family trip up to Portland, where she’s moving. Not only does she live there, but so does my brother, a few aunts, an uncle, and Tomboy.

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

    Julia

    This is one of the most portable stages of child… Enjoy and live it up!

    VandyJ

    The more you get out, the more practiced you become–and babies are so much more portable before they get mobile. Enjoy him to the fullest!

    Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

    Match pulls off that baby carrier with style!! I’m so glad you’ve been able to get out again. I can only imagine how stir crazy you must have been getting!

    Jill

    Gotta say, Match looks pretty good sporting that Ergo carrier!! You must just be head-over-heels for BOTH of your boys 🙂 Glad to see you’re getting out and enjoying little day trips and meeting up with friends! Mommyhood looks great on you 🙂

    love jenny xoxo

    cute photos!!! I would love volunteering at a wild life rescue place too!

    I’m 37 weeks today… but I think I’ve got a ways to go before I meet my little boy!

    XOXO

    Stacie

    This is really the best time to get out, since Wyatt will still sleep wherever and whenever and you don’t need a million toys to keep him occupied so you can eat. Enjoy it, they crawl way sooner than you would believe and then you are scrambling to keep up, as we are learning since E started crawling this weekend! There is something fun at every stage.

    Charlotte

    Awww, I hope you’re able to make a trip to Portland, too! It’ll be great to spend more time bonding with your friend and learning the ropes from someone who was just there a few months ago.

    I love all of the pictures and that you went to a wildlife sanctuary. What a wonderful place! I can see myself volunteering at a place like that one day, too. Too bad we don’t live closer to each other!! 🙁

    Hope all is well with you; I’m always so happy to come back here and see how you are doing. Piglet is too cute for words!

    ally

    That sushi plate looks so yummy! What a fun day! I’m glad nursing out and about is getting easier and that you guys are so comfortable getting our with Piglet. That’s great! Sounds like things are going really well.

    Emmy

    Woohoo! So awesome you nursed him in public. I don’t know if I was ever really comfortable with that with my first; but then I got over it 🙂

    He is so cute in that park picture! It sounds like you are keeping busy with lots of friends, that is awesome.

    phoebe

    i think it’s so awesome that you’re bringing piglet everywhere you go! i loved seeing the pictures of your sighteseeing 🙂 he is so freakin adorable!! you’re a lucky mama!!!! xo from ec

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