Thursday, April 23, 2009

Baby and the City

Prior to having my baby I had envisioned my post-delivery life something like this: Strolling through Queen west in designer jeans that I would fit back into in less than a month ( I thought I was giving myself more than enough time, I didn't say on the way home from the hospital, I had given myself a month!), high-heeled boots, tight biker jacket (that I bought right before I found out I was pregnant in a size smaller than I usually wear...who actually buys their correct size), and the baby in a $75 baby-sling I forced my friends to buy me as a shower gift because I saw a picture of Gwenyth Paltrow wearing one. The reality: I didn't leave my house for 3 months, when I tried to put the baby in the sling a shriek of terror emitted out of her as if I had ripped off one of her limbs, and fitting into my jeans, well let's just say it's been 7 months and I'm still 5 inches away...and yes I know that because the jeans are hanging off my fridge and I have to look at them every day when I push them out of the way to get to the frozen Halloween chocolates I have stashed in my freezer from 2 years ago.

Point is, life post baby is not quite what I had envisioned, who am I kidding, it's the scariest thing I have ever gone through, and the only thing that makes me feel sane is getting out of the house. Since escaping my fortress of solitude about 5 months ago I have come to discover Toronto in a whole new light, every place I enter I now either claim has an ally (i.e. baby-friendly) or an enemy (no highchairs, won't warm baby food, frown when I whip out my breast...etc.). In my attempt to salvage some of my past life I have ventured out quite often with the little dictator....I mean baby, and thought I would share some of my thoughts or reviews of places and let you know how they stack up in the baby department. 

Now, in all honesty the plan was to begin this BLOG a LONG time ago, but seriously, I have a baby, that I even shower is a miracle (and if you are one of those got-it-all-together moms who has been blogging every moment of their 'wonderful' miracle from day one and has time to cook, clean , and shower, well...you are either lying or you can go to hell;) . So you may find more than one post a day as I try to catch up, but trust me, I'm not hitting multiple malls and restaurants in a single day, if I can get out of the house even once I deem that a success. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Love it - keep the reviews coming!!

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