Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I've never wanted to grocery shop so badly

I have found that now that I have a baby I will go to great lengths to accomplish something that I never would have put so much effort into before. Today I really wanted to accomplish grocery shopping. I was actually looking forward to it because it would get me out of the house for a couple of hours. I have found that typically if we are in the car for longer than 15 minutes Reese will fall asleep and once she falls asleep in her carrier she is usually out pretty hard for a good while. So, I decided to go grocery shopping in Siloam Springs...I never before would have driven to Siloam to go to Walmart but this was going to give her enough time to get good and asleep. I fed her before we left and made sure I had my grocery list, wallet and all of the other things that have to go with us now that I have Reese.

When we first got into the car she was pretty happy but by the time we were to Tontitown she was fussing and once we reached Siloam she was screaming. I was not about to attempt grocery shopping with her this upset so we parked in the parking lot and I got in the back and calmed her down and got her to suck on her pacifier and begin falling asleep. I then decided to drive back through Springdale and head to Fayetteville to grocery shop, thinking she would be asleep by the time we got there for sure. She lost her pacifier as soon as we began driving again and she started crying again. Once we got to Springdale I decided to take 112 since it is a windy 2 lane highway. I thought the turns may soothe her??? It actually worked. She fell asleep soon after we got on 112.

She was out until we reached Walmart's parking lot. She woke up and was fussing again. It was only fussiness and not full blown crying so I decided to try it. I thought she may enjoy sitting in her carrier in the basket and looking around since that is kind of like riding in the stroller and she usually enjoys that. No luck, we made it through 4 items on the grocery list and then decided we were going to have to leave. I guess we will just have to try this again another day. Of course, she fell asleep on the way home and she is still sleeping now.


  1. Thanks for sharing that story! I am picturing something so similar that happened to me when Ben was tiny. Babies are so unpredictable. Just when you think you know what to expect they completely change the rules without warning :) Hope you guys have something to eat tonight!

  2. too funny! hate that you had to drive all over nwa to attempt to'll get better, i promise. parker didnt see a WM until he was well after 1 yr b/c of this issue, we just ended up taking turns going. it stunk but oh well, what can you do? looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!!

  3. How funny! I've decided that grocery shopping requires the baby bjorn. Grace Anne loves to be held... and loves being close to me so the Bjorn is the best way for me to get her happy and its much easier to shop with her in it rather than the cart (taking up all that space)!