Do you remember taking your first baby home from the hospital?
First there was the shock of leaving the hospital COMPLETELY UNSUPERVISED. Like, these people just totally let us leave with this newborn baby and no one was watching to make sure we didn’t kill him. We just rolled his little plastic box to the exit, stood there awkwardly for an eternity before simply picking him up and walking out the door, glancing back to see if anyone responsible was going to stop us. But no, they didn’t care. They just let us go. Just like that.
It took us about 15 minutes to strap baby Thud into the car. He was so tiny and we didn’t want to hurt him. We were both squashed into the back seat, fiddling with straps and tiny limbs, making sure he was extra snug and safely strapped in.