I've been dying to get out, and I'm normally a homebody...I guess I got out more than I thought before the baby! We've had some lovely sunny days off and on, but it always seems like I miss them, and on the days I could manage to get out the door, it rains.
But today it's sunny and we're going to visit my parents, so I'm thinking I'll see if my dad wants to go for a walk with me and Nimbus. We've just started using the Ergo this week, and I want to take it for a spin.
Our neighborhood isn't safe enough for walks, unfortunately.
It drives me nuts, though, that whenever I mention taking Nimbus out somewhere, my mom always tries to discourage me. (It's safer to stay home, he's still little, etc., though I think he sleeps better and is happier if we go out for a short time early in the day.) My mom is wonderfully supportive and was an AP mom before there were "AP" moms, but occasionally we'll disagree on something and it's hard because she's a strong personality and I still look for approval from her, you know? So it's been hard for me to let myself get out and do something random just for the sake of getting out.
I missed my mommy group this week, and I was really sad about that. It was so fun to be around all the other moms and babies last week. But it's at an inconvenient time for Nimbus' schedule and my getting some sleep. Or a shower before I go. I'm sure they'd understand if I hadn't showered, but I put my foot down about leaving the house if it's been more than two days, and somehow I always miss my window of opportunity for a shower. I live in a good city for finding fairly like-minded parents, so I really should take advantage of that more and get out there and meet some new people. But that requires showering. There's always a catch....