We have a special visitor coming today. My mom will be here for a few days and then my step-dad will join us on the weekend. Before Alice arrived, I was really looking forward to a few weeks with just the three of us. My husband, Alice, and me. Getting to know each other. Learning what works for us. Finding a routine. And now that Lee has gone back to work, I am so grateful to have my mom here to help out. Not that I didn't expect this, but newborns are a lot of work! It will be so nice to have an extra set of hands when Alice is having her evening meltdown and Lee and I are trying to shovel dinner into our mouths. It'll also be nice to have my mom around to help Alice and I venture out of the house to run errands and maybe even ride the T! The planning alone for an outing like that is still a bit mind-boggling.
Any tips for venturing out of the house for longer than an hour? How about tips for breastfeeding in public? We're trying to make it to 4 weeks before introducing a bottle (breast milk) so feeding Alice while out and about seems a little daunting. I'll take any advice I can get.
Did your baby experience the witching hour and have evening meltdowns? Alice likes to exercise her lungs off and on from about 6PM till 8PM. She doesn't cry the entire time but she sure is extra cranky during those few hours!