Today Annikah and I drove out to the burbs to visit my friend Jess (roommate in college at the infamous 54 E John street apartment) and new brand new adorable baby Fred (her hubby Stan that we also know from college Habitat for Humanity was at work ). We finally met the Worst baby
and he is so sweet, so new, and so tiny. He has the new baby smell, exploding farts, those crazy reflex moves, and funny facial expressions that make you smile. I got to hold him while he slept for an hour and almost dropped him as he pulled a failing “i want to bungee jump” move. I am a bit out of practice with newborns but I can sling a mean yogurt drink and convince any toddler around to put their jacket on 🙂 Jess did not beat me up or kick me out for my transgression but I attribute it to lack of sleep and needing another adult to hang with 🙂
We got to chat it up about birth, breastfeeding, naps, stretch marks, lack of sleep, sex after baby (yikes!), friends, family, and mostly what is so wonderful and what is so hard about having a baby, and how crazy in love with them you are.
Even though we were visiting all day the time flew and it was a blessing to see Jess and the awesome Mama she is!
It was such a great day but the drive home took over 2 1/2 hours. As a result any warm fuzzies I had going after holding a sweet newborn (while not having to take care of him over night) were ruined by road rage, nonstop traffic, followed by the check engine and low fuel lights coming on. Annikah was so sweet and helped make a traffic nightmare as best as possible by being absolutely charming. We were in the car from about 4pm until after 6:30pm without stopping once. She ate the only food I had with me (sliced turkey and veggie puffs) and we sang and tried to make the best of it until we arrived home sweet home. Congrats again Jess & Stan!!