Lately I’ve been experiencing some real bad anxiety about leaving the house alone with the baby. It’s not that Emma is bad or anything (is there such thing as a bad baby?) I think I just have this constant fear that she’ll start crying somewhere and I won’t have the ability to tend to her needs right away. I’ve been taking small steps to fight this anxiety by making short trips out with her by myself. Yesterday morning I took her to Trader Joe’s for the first time and she was amazing! Small win! But as you can imagine, I’ve been a little stir crazy at home with her so on Friday Aaron came home from work and we went up north to explore the Carlsbad Flower Fields. It’s 50 acres of the most beautifully colored ranunculus and all I can say is, WOW! I have never seen so many flowers before and I was completely amazed. It was so beautiful. We had such a fun time walking around these huge fields of flowers and of course we had to snap some photos while we were there.
We’ve been loving our Ergo Adapt carrier to carry Emma around in when we know we’re going to be walking a lot. I love that it’s super easy to take on and off and adjustable so it will adapt to her size as she grows. She is 8 weeks old this week and we’ve been noticing that she loves facing outwards when she’s being carried so she can see ALL the things. So when she started getting fussy while we were walking around(cue anxiety) we took her out of the carrier and she was loving all of the bright colored flowers.
resting bitch face in full action.
Generally, Aaron and I are homebodies so since having Emma we’ve been making an effort to get out of the house more and explore our city. I think there’s definitely a little bit of excitement seeing your child experience something for the first time and this trip to the flower fields was one of those moments. I loved being able to witness her observe our surroundings and can’t wait to have more of these moments with her!