The First "Trip"

I'm going to have to learn how to make my blogs, "short"...or shorter than they normally are because you have VERY little time to do anything for yourself when you have a newborn in your home. I'll have to wake Nolan soon for a feeding but hopefully I can get through this one blog...

We have been searching for a car for months and with Dennis it is trying because he is very concerned about making investments and will wait 20 years to get a car if I wasn't hounding him everyday about needing a car NOW! So finally we make our decision on the Rondo and we find one with tinted windows (they do not come tinted as they are just base, hence the price) and it just looked the nicest. Well it's in Clearwater. The dealership is going to ship it to Tampa for us for free and it will be there tomorrow for us to test drive.

Originally if we found a car near home we would have my boss watch Nolan for a couple of hours but since we are going to Tampa, that won't work. And taking him to my mother's for a few hours which is near Tampa is not exactly an option because...it just isn't right now. So we have come to the conclusion that we are going to have to take Nolan to Tampa with us to test drive a car.

Now this might not be a big deal but Dennis has to drive his car as it will be a trade in, me and Nolan do not fit in his car so I will have to drive my car with Nolan in it, ALONE! Okay that might be fine and dandy but I still have not driven since my c-section and well...I'm scared! The first time out really I will be driving over an hour alone in a car with a newborn (who often screams) on the HIGHWAY....oh and not to mention I have no idea where I'm going. It worries me that I am going to have to do this sort of the thing with Nolan for the next 16 or so years of his life...so I'm going to have to suck it up and get used to it. WAAAA!!!!!

Not only do I have to worry about all of that but now I'm worried about the diaper bag. We have not exactly "mastered" the art of the diaper bag (YES! It is an art!). What if we forget something necessary? I'm wondering if I can take two diaper bags and just put all of his things in them...crammed...yes....but may be necessary. Any tips? Please give me some pointers!!

I am trying to add any possible errand, that we can run today, to my list so that we can get a "test run" for some practice...although I will not be on a highway....hmm maybe I can think of an errand that would use a highway for today.

Lesson of the day. Erin and Dennis need lots and lots of prayers!

PS: Dennis just cleaned the dog cage with "Scrubbing Bubbles" (which is a BATHROOM cleaner)...Lord help me!
PPS: Dennis runs into things in the bedroom (and really all over the house) on a daily basis, several times a day. I guess I've never noticed this much because we haven't been cooped up in a house together 24/7 for weeks at a time but it drives me INSANE! Just now he is standing over my shoulder and managed to ram his foot into the dogs cage, while standing STILL!!
.....please say a prayer that we make it through these weeks together....ALIVE

1 thoughts:


Bring has much "stuff" as you want to--overtime you will realize what the necessities are...In the beginning my diaper bag was STUFFED with every imaginable thing (I recommend at least one change of clothing for Nolan--maybe for you too? Once Greta peed all over me when she was eating in the car--still not sure how it happened). Basically lots of diapers and wipes and disposable bags for stinky ones.

With any luck Baby Nolan will SLEEP-you never know??? If he is freaking out-try to find some static on the radio and blast it (it works!).

Though overwhelming, it is good to get out ther and give it a shot!

Let me know how it goes! You will survive it!!!

Oh and I did laugh out loud at Dennis and the scrubbing bubbles--I love that kid.

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