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August 11, 2008

First Day Out.

We went to Lake Konstanz on Sunday. All these weekends since Antus arrival, we both stayed home while Hd, my mom and Ashu went out. (Zoos, parks,etc...) I liked it that way. But apparently my mom felt bad and wanted to come home soon, Ashu missed me though she did nt tell me and Hd felt guilty for leaving Antu and me at home. So much for my planning. So because of their pudungal(insistence), I ventured out yesterday with Antu. We left after an early lunch around noon and came back after dinner at 8. The Swiss side of the lake was very beautiful. There were water sports, pools, private lake areas for swimming, parks with huge play areas for children and there was a carnival happening as well. So we went on lots of fun rides. Ashu had a super duper time. So did my mom. Hd was busy shepherding them. I was carrying Antu in the baby sling on the front with a small backpack on the back(duh!) and finding discreet corners to breastfeed her and to change her diaper. She was OK on the one hour drive, mostly sleeping. Yes, it was a good break for me and I found out how it is to travel with the brood but it was nt worth it. It was too hot yesterday and it totally tired me out. Though Antu did nt make a sound and was sleeping all the while she was in the sling, I felt bad to drag her like that. Personally, I don't like to take babies out unless and until it is required. Always preferred to stay home than go out when Ashu was a wee baby. But of course, every thing is different with the second one. And Antu was a little trooper so alls well.
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In the photos: Ashu posing with an ice cream cone and Antus proper first look at the clear blue sky!

12 comments:

Manchus said...

Since today was a boring Monday in office...I was looking forward to a post from you and and You didn't disappointment me!!

First time is always an experience. Good that you enjoyed with the whole family.

Shobana said...

Antu looks like she's done this a few times...quiet comfortable. Am glad you took a break and went out.

Maggie said...

I agree with you - Munch is great too, doesn't fuss much, but I always feel guilty for dragging him around, when the real purpose of the trip is to give Moppet a good time. When he's a little older and able to really enjoy the sights, it's a different matter, but right now he'd be more comfortable in his crib...

Kodi's Mom said...

take her out more, Boo! and dont you know, this is as easy as it is going to get for a little while. at least Antu doesnt mind her carseat. Plane screams the entire time, thats the only reason I avoid long trips. once we reach the destination though he's all fine.

bird's eye view said...

good that you got out for a while. but i'm with you - hate taking small babies out much - in fact in our family, we don't take the baby anywhere but the docs till 3 months; and first visit out has to be to a religious place. we of course, being a mixed up family, had to do 4 religious places - tired us out!

ss said...

Antu looks too cute in he car seat. Glad you all had a nice outing.

I've been taking my son for a walk every evening since he was 30 days old. Know what the problem is? Now he wants to go out all the time and he is just 4 months old!

Priyanka said...

You are very lucky that your baby didn't cry in the car. Aashna hates even short drives, she cries all the way. Infact, she doesn't even like to be in the baby sling. Lucky Lucky You !

Srivandya said...

I was waiting for your next post...when ever i get bored at office or have free time, i make sure that i check your blog. Very entertaining.

Rohini said...

She's eyeing the sky with great suspicion ;-)

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Manjari said...

Hi,

i heard about yr blog from my husband...since then i hv started to peep in and you have such an interesting thing going on here and also at home i suppose with both yr kids.

Manjari said...

Hi,

i heard about yr blog from my husband...since then i hv started to peep in and you have such an interesting thing going on here and also at home i suppose with both yr kids.