I made it through my first full week at home with Eleanor! We not only survived, we thrived. I made it my goal to get out of the house each day this week, one way or another. Some days Alex had the car so Eleanor and I ventured out on long walks in the neighborhood.
Wednesday we had a lunch date with my friend Vanessa and her three-month old Garrett. Our 12:30 meeting time turned into a 2pm lunch, but we made it happen. Many times I thought about cancelling. Eleanor just wasn't having a great day. She fussed while I got ready, she fussed while in the car, in her stroller, in the sling, etc. But once we sat down to lunch she was a happy little baby and I was so glad we made it work. I kept telling myself that if I don't just do it, it will be that much harder the next time when I'm trying to get out of the house with her because I will fear the meltdowns.
We also had many visitors this week including my friend Brandy and another friend Kristen who has a daughter just days older than Eleanor. With all of our visitors and outings our week flew by.
And now it's Friday! Friday! And that means we will be picking up Alex from work in just about an hour and have the whole weekend together.
In other great news: my mom and sister and nephew will be arriving tomorrow afternoon to spend the week with us! Which is perfect since I technically go back to work next week. The extra hands will certainly be helpful.
So happy to be a mom. So happy to be home with Eleanor. So, so happy!