Except for trips to the doctor, we have not taken Baby Z out *at all* mainly due to fatigue (both of us), recovery (me), and the sheer logistics of planning an outing around pumping, etc. But now that the SIL is here and Baby Z is sturdier, trips are more likely.
Today was the first meeting of the parent education group I joined (PACE) at the Hill Center. I'd heard great things about PACE - one of my co-workers told me that her mother still meets with her PACE group after 30+ years - and I hadn't visited the newly renovated Hill Center yet. So I braved a solo trip in the drizzle by Metro. Despite a long delay with the Green Line, we arrived without any problems, only a little late. Baby Z was a real trooper. He slept the whole way there and back despite the noise and motion of public transport. My main stress came from discovering that the elevators at L'Enfant Plaza were out so we had to get on the escalators. Another item for my "Bad Mommy" resume.
The PACE group demographic was similar to the other mommy group I belong too, though it also made a difference to have a facilitator and a theme for each meeting. I was reassured that the majority of the new moms were still dealing with the aftereffects of childbirths (especially c-sections) and grappling with breastfeeding, returning to work, and spouses/family members. Again, Baby Z was a treasure and slept through most of the discussion, except for a little snack and one diaper change.
Good God, don't start a bad mommy thing - you're human you're doing the best you can with your first baby! You're fine.
I don't know about babies, but any motion knocks me out. My mom said that I was the best kid for car rides - strap me in and out in 2 minutes. Sadly, I'm still this way to which Mike tells my mother that I am the most boring of road trippers, not to mention he ends up doing a lot of the driving. I will say that I've done much, much better since we've been making a lot of trips to Savannah. I drive half way now.
So maybe Z will be a road tripping, G line, subway/bus riding kid of awesomeness and sleep the whole way.