I was going through old photos the other day and came across the photos of Charleys first outing as a newborn, when she was a teeny, tiny (crying) baby! She looks so tiny in her new cardigan that she is yet to grow into. It was 6 days after her birth that we managed our first trip out. I remember asking the midwife if it was ok to take her out, that there was no amount of time she had to stay indoors for. I think she thought I was a bit mad. I can’t remember where we walked to but it probably wasn’t far as she fed constantly when she a newborn. I know I was very glad to get out and have some fresh air. 6 days couped up, not sure how I’d cope doing that now!
I couldn’t leave out Bodhi’s first outing. This was a trip to The Devils Punch Bowl and it looks like he didn’t even have the comfort of being in a pram. How things change for the second baby! This time it was day 4, a bit quicker than with Charley. With little sleep on the Friday night after Bodhi was born I was wondering how we’d cope with a newborn and a demanding toddler over the weekend. But by Tuesday I was ready to have our first trip out as a family of four. I can’t say it was very comfortable walking! but it was much needed again. So different from out first venture out with Charley when we were anxious about how she was in the pram – too hot, too cold, comfortable etc.
He looks so tiny as a baby as well, even though he was a fair size when born. I love how cheeky Charley looks in this!
What are your memories of your first outings with your newborns?