Monday 25 April 2011
Cabin fever...no more
In five days, Alice will be one month old! Over the past few weeks, we went for a few short walks with the stroller but I had a difficult time navigating the "engine" at the coffee shop, the local public market and...in our building!!! So I had great expectations for the CuddlyWrap baby carrier that we received as a gift.
As a new mom, I had 3 nervous breakdowns: one when my breasts tripled in size in a few hours (!) and twice when I tried to figure out how to use the baby carrier. People told me that I have to be patient and that in about a week I will master it like a pro. However, you probably know that a new mom doesn't have much patience and that a week seems like an eternity when you really (REALLY) want to go outside like a "normal" person!
So a few days ago, after the second attempt at using the carrier, I found myself lying down on the bathroom floor, crying for an hour, looking at my reflexion on our stainless steel garbage bin. I was a complete mess but, strangely enough, it felt kinda good.
And today, rejoice, I felt independent again! We got an Ergo baby and it was wonderful!!! Alice slept peacefully wrapped like a little burrito and my cabin fever is officially gone :)