The last six weeks of my life have been very different than how things were before. Becoming a mother is so much more than just changing diapers, making bottles and getting up during the night. Everything is different! Waking up in the morning is different. Getting ready for bed is different, and going out anywhere is VERY different.
Everything takes me twice as long to do. I am still getting used to being a mommy. I learn something new everyday, like how to make things easier for myself. Instead of carrying Olive around in her car seat, bring her stroller along so I don’t end up breaking my back.
Olive and I have had a very eventful week. On Monday we went to a nearby church because I am interested in getting Olive baptized there. I used to go to church with my family when I was little. We didn’t go every week, but when we would go I really did enjoyed Sunday school. My husband and I usually do not go to church. We believe in God, We are just not big church- goers. Now that we have Olive though, I really want to start going again. I think it’s really important for her to learn about God and to have a relationship with him. I’ll be completely honest, we probably won’t go every single week because life happens and some times you just need to sleep in on a Sunday. I would like to go every now and then though.
There is a cute, little church right around the corner from us. We went there Monday morning. I carried Olive in her car seat to the back door of the church. The door was locked but there was a buzzer and an intercom right next to it. I rang the buzzer and an older woman answered through the intercom asking how she could help me. I told her I was interested in having a baptism for my daughter. She buzzed me in and I met her in the down stairs hallway where she told me the pastor wasn’t in that day and to come back on Sunday to talk to him so he can set it all up. I thanked her and then headed off to the library.
We weren’t there very long. We walked around the kids section and I picked out a few books to take home to read to her. I read to Olive every night. Afterwards I signed us up for a free baby music class, that they were having later on in the week.
On Tuesday I had my six week check-up with my doctor. My mom came over and I drove her and Olive to my doctor’s office. My mom stayed in the waiting room with Olive, while I went back to talk to the doctor. Everyone in the office told me how cute and little my daughter was and how good I looked for just having a baby six weeks ago. That made me feel really good.
After the doctor’s, we went through the Chick-Fil-A drive-through to get lunch.
On Wednesday my mom and I were going to take Olive to Grounds for Sculpture for the first time. Grounds for Sculpture is a huge garden place right by my house. They have a ton of different sculpture’s all throughout the gardens where you can walk around and take pictures. I have been there a few times before, but now in a while. Unfortunately the weather was really hot that day, so we decided to walk around the mall instead.
Olive was very intrigued by all the different sights and sounds in the mall. we went into a few stores and looked around. We didn’t buy anything, just did some window shopping then headed home.
On Thursday we went back to the library to attend the free baby music class. There were a few toddlers there and a few other babies, but Olive was the youngest one. She slept pretty much the whole time. It was a cute class. The woman played her guitar and sang for the kids. She gave them scarves, shakers and other musical instruments for them to play with. She even played happy, upbeat music for them to dance around. It was nice, but I think Olive would enjoy it more if she was a little bit older and could participate with the other children.
Today is Friday. Olive and I went to Walmart to buy birthday gifts for Olive’s two cousins. Their birthday party is this weekend. After that we decided to just stay at home for the rest of the day. It had been a very busy week for us.
Looking forward to more adventures with my little sidekick. 🙂