first night out

May 29th, 2014


On Sunday night, Chad and I had our first post-baby date night.

People told me to go out and do fun things before the baby arrived, and after a while, I started to resent that advice a little bit — there was so much pressure to do all our fun stuff now, since we’d fall off the face of the earth once the baby was here.  Only I didn’t really want to do a ton of stuff at 8- or 9-months pregnant — I couldn’t fit into any of my clothes, I couldn’t order a glass of wine, I couldn’t eat an entire meal without preceding it with a Zantac appetizer (yum, or… not). 

So now that I’m no longer pregnant, I’ve been waiting for an excuse to go out for a fun dinner for the last few weeks!  And last weekend, when Chad’s parents offered to babysit, I jumped at the chance. 

Sure, we were 45 minutes late for our reservation, because Bear decided that he wanted me to feed/rock him for an hour and a half before we left.  (Oh well.) Sure, we got to the restaurant five minutes before the kitchen closed, and speed-ordered our meals. 

Sure, we checked the baby monitor three times during dinner.  (Can you blame us?)

But, you know what?  I got dressed up.  I wore heels.  I had a glass of wine.  I had a conversation with my husband without focusing 95% of my mental energy on the baby. 

It’s funny to call it a “date,” because a few weeks ago, this was just What We Do On Weekend Nights.  This wasn’t a fancy, special-occasion restaurant, it’s a neighborhood place that we go to a few times a month.  But given that our life right now is pretty much unrecognizable from what it was a month ago… it actually felt pretty special.

All in all, a very good night.

Tags: baby · life

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 I // May 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

    You are my new favorite mommy blogger. Love these posts!


  • 2 Kay // May 29, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Sounds like a great date night!  I’m expecting and we registered for the same baby monitor.  I’m curious how you checked that monitor during dinner – did you use another device, get an app, etc.?  Thanks!

  • 3 Katie // May 29, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Great dress! Where is it from?

  • 4 Mary // May 31, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Watch out now!  That’s how you get baby #2!  You look great in that dress.  I really enjoy your blog and the way it has developed.  Thank for sharing .

  • 5 Sweet // Jun 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    wow, this dress looks beautiful!

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