My daughter Harlow is 3 weeks old now, and I still find that when we are out and about, people are stopping to “ooooo” and “awww” at the kids and are utterly SHOCKED that we are out. Even though it’s been 3 weeks we still get the look of shock and people telling us “WOW! Your our already, Good for you!!”. We were out 24 hours after birth, and at the park on her 2nd day old, going for walks, grocery shopping, at the mall, and playing at the park every day following. People looked at us like we were totally crazy doing everything we would normally do. But why would things change, this is now our normal life to be a family of 4.
It’s crazy to think that times have changed that much, that people used to stay inside for the first few weeks even months after birth, or at least from what I’m told. I cannot imagine!! I get cabin fever very easily, and so does my son. Also we live in a big city with lots to do, and we have to walk or take the subway to get there, so no matter what we have to be “out”. I personally feel all the activity and movement has helped speed up, the after birth healing process. But I’m sure in actuality everyone is different and every pregnancy/postpartum is different, inturn healing is different for everyone.
Lately the majority of the comments I get are “Your out with 2 by yourself!? Your brave!!” I think I am just lucky to have a well behaved toddler, or at least a toddler who is shy in public so doesn’t like to throw tantrums or fits in public (not always that well behaved see here). And really with a toddler in tow I cannot just stay indoors, it feels and is now normal, to be out with 2.
I’m sure alot of other moms get the same “WOW! Your out already!?”, but everytime I hear it, I am in awe of how the cliche term “times have changed” really is true.