Weekends with Baby
Each Saturday, we wake up to the sound of Linley's sweet baby talk. It takes me a moment to open my eyes as I try to remember what day it is because pretty much every day starts out this way. Either Bobby or I venture sleepily into the nursery to give her pacifier to her in hopes of fifteen more minutes of sleep. It isn't long before she starts fussing and one of us brings her to our bed for me to breastfeed.
Before I had Linley, I dreaded the idea of waking up early with a baby. The reality is that mornings with Linley are the best time of the day. After she feeds, she is in the best mood; full of snuggles and smiles. We typically take shifts showering and feeding Teddy (our beloved Frenchie) before breakfast. Linley plays hard in her SKIP*HOP Activity Center as we plan out our day.
I usually take Linley and Teddy for a walk around the neighborhood while Bobby works on one of the numerous house projects we've got going on. We talk about everything we see - the green grass, leaves, trees, flowers - you name it. Linley typically starts getting sleepy by this time and I put her down for a nap when finish our walk. While she is napping, Bobby and I try to pack her diaper bag and the car as quickly as we can. We clean bottles and pump parts and I try to make sure we haven't forgotten anything.
Can we be as spontaneous as we used to be? Nope, definitely not. However, we still love to get out and about as a family and all the preparation is totally worth it in my eyes. This past weekend, we headed to midtown to the High Museum of Art to check out the Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit. I loved watching Linley look at the art, although I think she had more fun people watching. On the way home, we stopped by Guitar Center before heading to our local wing spot for a quick dinner. We ended the day at some of our best friends' house in the neighborhood with a few drinks and a movie.
We didn't do anything out of the ordinary, but we had such a good time together. I'm always trying to remind myself to live in the moment and having Linley around makes that so much easier.
Shop my weekend outfit below: (been looking for a good pair of hole-free Levis like these for a LONG time - highly recommend!)