We have Kaylee dropped off to school by 8:50 every morning, and then we usually go to the YMCA for about 30 minutes. Yes, I know, 30 minutes is hardly enough time to break a sweat, but my goal is just to do something active, not hardcore work out. We began just by walking on the track (Isabelle in the Ergo) but now we usually split our time between the elliptical and the track. I'll let Isabelle play as long as she'll allow in her car seat, and once she's yelling loudly enough that I feel like the inattentive mom that's focused on her workout and not her baby, we'll strap on the Ergo and go walk the track.
Obviously, I am not one of those runners :)
After we're done at the Y, since we're already out and about, if we have any grocery shopping to do (and/or momma just feels like wandering around the grocery store) we do it then. Today, however, we were headed to Target.
(Here's where Isabelle's rough day could actually be called Isabelle's bad mommy)
I, personally, don't like diaper bags. (let me interject that Isabelle is breastfed, so we have no need to carry bottles and formula. So essentially it would be a big ole diaper bag...with just a few measly diapers and wipes and footie PJs.....and a whole lotta empty space) I already carry a purse, and depending on our mode of transportation, am either carrying my almost 20 lb baby in her infant car seat (which is heavier than you think) or pushing a stroller. If I carry the car seat, then it's being sat in the cart. (go ahead and picture that....car seat, in cart does not equal much room left for groceries.) So basically what I'm saying is that in most cases, at the grocery store, my cart is filled with baby seat, and I'm pushing a cart AND holding my purse. IF I were a diaper bag user, I would also be holding a diaper bag on top of that.
Anyway, that paragraph is a means to show you why I dislike using a diaper bag. Which is not to say I don't attend to Isabelle's possible needs. I carry 4-5 diapers + a travel case of wipes in my purse.
However, today at Target, we had the dreaded poop explosion. (all you moms out there have experienced it, don't lie!) And as I said earlier, I carry diapers and wipes in my purse...not a change of clothes. I keep extra clothes in the car.
So I get Isabelle out of her dirty clothes and change her into a clean diaper. (1 point for good mommy)
But then I have to wrap her up in her blankee since I don't have clean clothes on hand to changer her into. (1 point for bad mommy)
On top of that, I have to carry her out to the car, where somehow it has managed to get at least 10 degrees colder outside than it was when we got to Target. (1 point for bad mommy)
Now, picture me, carrying purse, carrying baby, trying to keep blankee wrapped tight around baby, trying to open car door, trying to reach extra clothes, all while carrying purse, baby, wrapped tight, etc. Not easy!
Then, while trying to close car door while carrying purse, baby, wrapped tight, plus clothes....I accidentally drop the clothes. (not baby!) On the ground. That's wet. Cause it's raining. (148 points for bad mommy)
We returned to the changing table and I did my best to blot and squeeze out any wetness from her clothes. Unfortunately, there were still a few damp spots, but I got her dressed.
Poor Isabelle. She wishes she had a diaper bag carrying mommy.