The Art of Leaving the House with a Newborn
Firstly, I recommend not checking the diaper bag for needed items. Assume that everything you need is in the bag. You know what assuming does right? Next, make sure that you leave at just the "right time." Miss cues from your newborn, in your rush to leave the home, that mean that she may be "working on something." Make sure that you bring another small child that is not old enough to walk around on his own and then assign your oldest to watch over him. Now, drive to a nice store so that your oldest can pick out some shorts since she's been lamenting the fact that she outgrew all her old ones. Now you are ready to enjoy your trip!lololol
Here is what happened when I followed the above method...
We were there about 5 minutes before the baby began fussing. I set Allison off to find just the right shorts for the summer and I went off with the baby to get some shorts outfits for Evie and a few outfits for Sophia. I grabbed the first outfits I saw as by now Sophia was not happy. I couldn't understand "why not" since I had fed and changed her before we left. I picked her up and jiggled her while I looked for Allison and as soon as I found her, Sophia had a SUPER MEGA BLOWOUT!!! Up the back, out the sides and all over.lolol I just stick a cloth diaper under her and work my way to the checkout. I'm not worried as of yet, since I know that I have all the supplies to fix this situation in my handy dandy diaper bag, right? I check out and had the most amazingly fast checkout girl I've ever had, must have been the screaming baby with the twenty-seven cloth diapers layered on her.lol I make it to the car to change her and find that I have no wipes just 28 cloth diapers and one of Isaac's giant pull-ups. lolol Basically, at this point I add an extra cloth diaper to her already growing layers and pile everyone back into the car and quickly make it back home while my little stinky princess screamed the whole way. Yes, Allison found 3 pairs of shorts and 4 shirts in the less than 10 minutes we were there. You have to remember she's the oldest and has learned to shop fast over the years.LOL
I did find out that Sophia is 13 1/2 pounds from this trip though! The Publix is right beside the store we went to and so I weighed her. I can't believe she's so big! No wonder my wrists hurt.lol