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Saturday, June 4, 2011

If at first you don’t succeed…

Well, I haven’t posted in a while because there hasn’t been much to write about.  Leighton and I are settling into a little schedule and trying to figure out how to venture out into the world by ourselves.  I am trying to figure out how to handle a hungry monster that wakes up in public and needs to be breastfed when I am by myself.  I can’t say that I have anything down to a fine science yet, but every trip out is getting more comfortable.  For example, the first time I went to the grocery store by myself I pushed Leighton into the store in her stroller and when I went to get a basket thought… crap, how am I supposed to do this?  So I just pushed Leighton around in the stroller and stacked the heavy groceries in the bottom basket of the stroller and put the lighter ones on/around her… wish I had a picture, but I felt bad and like I was being judged in the store so I purchased my things and fled.  On my second trip to the store I carried her in her car seat, got a basket and just stared at it trying to figure out what to do now.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to put her seat on the front of the basket so I just put Leighton and the car seat into the basket itself… BUT it filled the entire thing minus a few awkward open spaces.  Once again I found myself stacking groceries in, around and on top of my child… needless to say, the third time was a charm, I figured it out… I brought Jon!  It made shopping a lot easier!!!  So, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again… or just bring the baby daddy along!

This is a week late but LC turned a month old the other day… this was me trying to take a picture of her by myself… MAJOR FAIL!

So I got smart and waited for Jon to come home and we tried again… SUCCESS!

Until Later…


  1. GAWH!!!! LOVE YOU LEIGHTON!!! She is so awesome! Love the daddy pic!!!

  2. Oh, Hillary. I feel your pain about doing things alone. It's so crazy trying to find a system. I've definitely put groceries in the stroller, too. And don't even get me started about finding places to breastfeed in public. At 6 weeks, I went to 100% pumping and bottle-feeding because I got sick of feeding in public places. haha.