Four months into double motherhood I’m still trying to figure things out but just as I was getting more confident in my ability of controlling a curious toddler and making a baby comfortable while shopping, things just got heavier. Literally. I went for my 4-month-old boy checkup last week and I came to find out that he is almost too heavy for his infant car seat.
Really? What the H am I supposed to do now? I was finally used to carrying him in his seat while making sure my toddler didn’t run away when out-and-about. And I always enjoyed going to visit friends because I could just leave the baby sleeping peacefully in his seat while directing my full attention to the toddler, but now, all that is ruined… FOREVER.
OK, OK maybe not forever but at least until my little guy can seat down on his own. How can I go to the upcoming holiday parties with the two of them? How is he going to nap? But most importantly, where am I going to leave the baby when I have to run off to chase my busy little girl? All this seems very archaic to me. What did my grandma do with her 7 children and none of these baby care artifacts of today??? Oh, that’s right, she had a nanny and all her family around to help her!
I guess I better start hitting the gym real hard to build those back and arm muscles that I’m going to need to strap my baby carrier with 21 pounds on it.