A baby and a Beetle don’t mix! We were able to fit the carseat in the car, but the passenger seat had to be all the way forward and fully upright in order to fit the carseat behind it. AKA, the passenger was very uncomfortable! Also, the stroller doesn’t fit in the trunk. It fits behind the driver’s seat, but it’s not safe to have it back there. It also narrowly fit in the front seat, but most the time I couldn’t get it back out without injuring myself (or breaking a nail). So with reluctance I listed Ribbit (my Beetle) for sale. I didn’t get any takers, yet, but we went ahead and got a new baby mover. A new Honda CR-V!!
It feels so different than the Beetle. I sit higher, it’s bigger, and there’s not as much head room. But so far I’m loving it!! The driver’s seat has an arm rest! The stroller fits in the cargo area! It has super A/C! It has new car smell!! It’s shiny! The passenger seat isn’t on top of the dashboard! It has 4 doors! I’ve never owned a 4 door car before. I will miss the heated seats (it was only available with leather), but I think I’ll survive.
And just for nostalgia sake, here’s a picture of Corinne in the Beetle when she was about a week and a half old (after a trip to the pediatrician’s office).
We had a rough weekend. There was a lot of crying involved. That crying turned into screaming and we took a trip to the pediatrician’s office. My little Cupcake has an ear infection. Apparently ear infections hurt most when you lay the little one down. Well, she spends a lot of time laying down, so it’s no surprise she was so unhappy. Some acetaminophen and some amoxicillin later and we’re all happier and sleeping better! The big issue is trying to get all that medicine in her without making a mess! I especially don’t like that it’s pink! We now have some pink medicine on her pjs, on a burp cloth, and even a drip of pink on this cute polka dot outfit. But at least she’s smiling now!!
One of the best things about living in the Dayton area is the parks. There are so many parks with all sorts of free programs to participate in. We’ve started taking advantage of some of those programs lately. One of which is called Stroller Strut. It’s at the arboretum, which is pretty close to our house. On today’s walk we we walked through the prairie to find milkweed and butterflies. I feel bad that Corinne doesn’t get to see much rear facing in her stroller (and because I always move the shade over her face to block the sun), but I don’t think she’s really grasping what’s going on anyway. Oh, and she tends to fall asleep during the walk.
I’ll keep taking her, though, because I love getting out of the house and meeting up with other moms and babies. And one day I’m sure she’ll get more enjoyment out of it. How could she not when you get to see pretty butterflies?
She apparently has super baby strength. The poor toy bar has seen so much abuse in the last few days. Corinne just grabs a hold of those toys and starts tugging! I think she’s trying to get them to her mouth. She almost succeeded! Instead she just ended up with the toy bar across her chest. It’s a good thing it’s foam. And as long as it doesn’t land on her face she doesn’t seem to mind.