I am still getting used to taking Lincoln out of the house… It seems silly that it would be so hard to coordinate taking such a small person out and about, but somehow it still feels like a lot of work.
The main problem I have right now is that Lincoln apparently hates his car seat. He is generally a very happy baby and only cries/fusses if he is hungry or tired… but boy oh boy does he scream in the car!
So, the trick to avoiding a backseat meltdown seems to be… 1. get him into his car seat when he is sleeping, 2. keep trips very short and 3. don’t stop moving the car, ever 🙂
To my son’s dismay, however, I do occasionally have to stop of course at a red light or stop sign. During each stop, I say a little prayer that the pause in motion doesn’t awaken the little man.
I know that logically he is fine back there… I always make sure he has eaten, has a clean diaper, etc., and I know that in the future he will enjoy car rides (or so I hope!), but it sure is difficult to listen to your little one crying without anyway to reach them…
Last week, we took a lot of trips out of the house. My Dad was in town and almost everyday we went out for a bit… to the park, to visit husband at work, or just to drive around the city. Lincoln did pretty well. I’m hoping that the more I take him out, he’ll get used to the car and realize it is a fun place, not a torture chamber 🙂
And just a few more recent pictures…