My fear of taking M out and her having a shriekfest is almost completely gone. The past few days have been busy ones for her and she handled them all with grace (mostly!).
Thursday she had her 2 month check-up and got her first four shots. She handled them great, or at least I thought she did. The nurse said she’ll never get used to hearing babies cry like that. I told her if she ever had a child with an intolerance to dairy, she’ll get used to it in no time. Honestly, I think M handled her shots better than nursing after I had a cheeseburger. I guess it’s all relative, right?
Later that evening T and I had an appointment and afterward we were too tired to deal with dinner so we took her to Macaroni Grill. Note: MG is a stupid place to go if you can’t eat dairy. They have one item on their dairy-free menu. ONE ITEM. I guess anything that doesn’t have cheese has butter. M was very patient while we ate our dinner. She even colored a bit on the tablecloth.
Friday was happy hour at T’s office. Everyone has been working so hard that they had a little afternoon fun time. M went with me to hang out and got passed around like a baby burrito. She loves hanging out with Rochelle. She’s an expert at baby rocking.
Saturday was a big night for T and me. It was the second time we went on a date without M. She went over the Masts for a few hours while we went to a reception for our friends Lauren and Paul, who were married in September out in California. When we left her, the whole family was surrounding her with attention. She even took a bottle while she was there!
Sunday we drove up to Omaha to look at furniture. M loves car rides, so she was a happy, sleepy camper most of the day. We had lunch at Burger King, where there is exactly ONE ITEM on the menu without soy, and had our first experience nursing M in public. We were in a booth tucked away in the corner and it was really no big deal. I think T and I are getting the hang of this whole parenting thing and we’re not doing so bad.
Sunday night M got a bath and then into the crib where she slept like a rock.
Is it any wonder?