We went to the pediatrician yesterday (all three of us), but our first normal errand-running outing was today as Kate and I went back to the hospital to meet with the lactation consultant, Kristi (who is absolutely awesome, by the way) and then to Target and the post office.
Wow, is it tough going places with a baby! First, her carrier is heavy--I can't imagine lugging it around when she weighs 15 pounds, rather than 7! Getting her strapped into the carrier and unstrapped from the carrier...getting the carrier latched onto the car seat base and unlatched from the car seat base...getting the baby into the sling (in which I carried her around Target--very sweet) and out of the sling...plus giving her a diaper change in the car (since Kristi advised we avoid the germ-ridden Koala Bear Care stations in public restrooms... As my college psych professor used to say, "things always take longer than they do."
It's all part of our "new normal," and I wouldn't change a thing.