BUT yesterday...yesterday was lovely! The sun was out and Lyla and I got all gussied up to meet Sandi for a coffee date. It was so refreshing to 1. get out of the house 2. get to see my friend (our coffee/lunch dates used to be a weekly occurrence and I miss them so!) 3. be inside a Starbucks (since Lyla was born, Andrew just runs in and gets us our drinks. BEFORE she was born we spent so much time there that the baristas knew our drinks--some even knew our names. While I was waiting for Sandi to arrive one barista even came over to see Lyla and asked "Is this her first trip to Starbucks?" haha).
|left: me (in vintage sweater and belt!), Lyla, and a decaf vanilla latte; middle: Lyla, passed out on the way home; |
right: Sandi and a pucker-faced Lyla
It was amazing to be able to do something from my "old life" and bring my baby girl along. I felt like I was waking from a coma. I felt human again. There's only so much time you can spend holed up on the couch with a baby before you get a little stir crazy.
I can't wait to continue these outings and sharing my life with my little girl.