I love window shopping. It’s the next best thing to buying. ;-) Better, even – at times. I’m one of those people who hates trying on clothes with a passion, partly because it’s hard to find clothes that fit well and are stylish nowadays. Without it costing you an arm and a leg, anyway.
ANYWAY. Goodness gracious, I am so flighty-minded! If I ever write a book, I’m going to have to create a character that can’t keep her mind on the subject at hand… there I go again!
After a full month of being sick with the cold from hell, I’m finally feeling better. On Saturday I went window-shopping (you knew I was going to come back around to that, right?) and SO enjoyed myself! It was a blessing that the day was sunny and beautiful. My friend Ranae and I walked through the way-too-expensive-to-actually-buy-anything Bridgeport Village, and Emma enjoyed the view from my front pack. My favorite stores were the maternity store (but no nursing clothes, what’s up with that?) and the toy store. I guess my life revolves around my child now that I have one, lol. It’s MUCH more fun buying for her than for me! We also walked through Whole Foods (very cool place, but they neglected to have any free samples out for me) and The Container Store – it was my first time at the latter and I am sold! I keep thinking of things I need to buy there as I walk through my apartment and mentally organize clutter into much-needed containers.
One thing I know for sure – I can’t use that front pack baby carrier again. *UGH* It was awesome when she was tiny, but now that she’s so heavy (I’ll know for sure how much next Tuesday at her 9-month checkup) it’s really painful to wear. Seriously, the minute I put her in the carrier my shoulders started hurting. That is sad. But it was a Walmart buy, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. ;-) It might work better worn on the back, I’m not sure. I don’t think Emma would like to be worn on the back – she likes to see everything we’re doing, hold my fingers with her hands, and crane her neck around to peer up into my face. Okay, truth here. I’m the one who wants to have her where I can see her, hold her little hands, and have easy access to my lil’ baby. Who wouldn’t? :-)
The carrier I would love to have is the Beco Butterfly II – not only is it cute, slim, and stylish, but it’s supposed to let you carry the baby’s weight on your hips. That’s more like it.
We also FINALLY got some family pictures! We haven’t had a picture of the three of us since we took one ourselves out on the patio about four months ago. And we know how fast babies grow. Though Emma is still very bald, so she looks pretty similar. ;-) In these pictures, though, she was looking everywhere but at the camera despite Ranae’s most desperate attempts to get her to smile. Oh well, we’ll just have to take more! My husband will be so happy. (He yawned through three pictures, lol)