Outlook, Choices and Sweet Babies (and chocolate)
Earlier this evening I packed up my sleeping baby and headed to the grocery store. I needed a couple of things (like chocolate), but more so, I needed to feel human…to feel sane. Sanity…..something that I took for granted until plunging once again into the world of caring for a newborn around the clock. A newborn that eats….a lot. And sleeps at the “wrong” times. And screams…screams with a piercing scream. I was worn out and on the brink of losing it. And so, grocery shopping is an activity that sounded pretty darn good to me after a full day cooped up in my house. As we neared the checkout line, of course, she began to scream her head off. 20 minutes early from her every 1.5-2 hour feeding demand. Off to the car we went.