Living life in the carpool lane..

Mall excursion: New Mommy Style

Posted on: November 17, 2011

Here’s a description of a recent mall excursion I took with Little M.

For starters, it takes a good hour after getting our clothes changed to even get out the door.  This extra hour of prep time consists of preparing the diaper bag, getting her into her carrier, loading her into the car, putting the stroller into the trunk..

My mom and I thought it was great strategy to start out the excursion with lunch since Little M fell asleep during the drive to the mall..Cheesecake Factory.. for lunch.

Cheesecake Factory takes a long time for their food to come out because I only ate for five minutes when Little M woke up and decided to do a Number Two in her diaper..

Little M has outgrown her size 1 diapers so she’s been blowing them out left and right.. but I only had a few left so I decided to just let her use them.. big mistake.

I spent a good part of my lunch in the ladies room cleaning up a blown diaper with a squirmy (and angry) kid attached to it.  Needless to say that restrooms really echo a babies screams!

So Little M goes into the bathroom in one outfit.. and comes out of the bathroom in another.

I spent the next 10 minutes enjoying the left of my lunch and some red velvet cheesecake, hoping Little M wasn’t going to get too fussy being stuck in the booth while we ate.

Leaving the restaurant meant going straight to the family bathroom in the mall to make sure that I cleaned her off thoroughly..

After leaving the family restroom, Little M decides she’s hungry.. so we end up on some benches so I can feed her a bottle..

We’ve been at the mall for about two or three hours and we haven’t shopped yet!

She falls asleep and we can finally get going.. but sticking her back into the stroller woke her back up and when we got into one of the department stores, instead of shopping, I had to roll her around until she calmed down a little..

She eventually got used to her situation and we were able to shop.. but by the time we were able to shop, our time was limited because we had somewhere else to go.

We then spent about half an hour getting her back into the car and putting the stroller into the trunk and all that jazz..

I’ll get used to the routine eventually.. but for now.. this is how we shop.

Total time out: 4 hours
Actual shopping time: 45 minutes

I love being a new mommy.

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