Today was a big day. We left the house with Henry for the first time ever. Well, I took him to the lactation consultantâ€™s house on Sunday, but I donâ€™t count that because I didnâ€™t pack a diaper bag (although I shouldâ€™ve) or put on something besides pajamas (although I shouldâ€™veâ€¦).
I am notoriously bad at getting out of the house on time, so I gave myself an hour and a half to pull my act together (showering, packing a diaper bag, feeding Henry) while the Husband did his thing and dealt with the dogs. I was pretty proud when we showed up TEN MINUTES early! That might be a CaitlinHTP record.
Our destination: Henryâ€™s first doctor appointment.
Iâ€™m really excited about our pediatrician; heâ€™s very into natural alternatives and holistic treatments. (We found an â€˜alternative friendlyâ€™ pediatrician through our Bradley Method instructor â€“ she had a huge list of local doctors that she recommended.) For example, we found out at the appointment that Henry has mild thrush (a yeast infection in his mouth; probably the result of the antibiotics that I received during delivery), and in addition to conventional medication, the doctor suggested that I take grape seed oil to naturally kill the yeast in my body. To me, the best medicine is a blend of all types, so the practice seems to be a perfect fit.
Originally, I poured myself a bowl of cereal but it ended up going soggy because I got distracted with H. Whoops. Soâ€¦ breakfast #2 was eggs, toast, and fruit.
Well, we are a lucky pair because â€“ once again â€“ we happened to have the day off when England is playing in the European Cup. Henry picked a good month to be born.
Off to watch the match. Three cheers for England!