Friday, July 4, 2008
Our big adventure
Today Drew took off work for the 4th of July holiday. I really wanted to go someplace. We went into town and went to a pharmacy/ CVS type store called boots. I wanted to get a doughnut pillow my mother had recommended for the healing process. I also wanted to pick up a few things for Anna - I wanted to get her an insert for her car-seat for additional head support, and a wipes warmer. She HATES having her diaper changed and getting cold wipes on her is not a pleasant experience at all. Anyway, we ended up picking up a few things and asking them where we could buy the pillow. They recommended another pharmacy not to far away. So we went over to that pharmacy, the pharmacy itself was closed for lunch but luckily someone who worked in that section of the store was their and willing to answer our question. The answer was no, they didn't have that type of pillow either. They could order one or we could head across town to another store that they were certain would have them in stock. So, across town we headed (after a quick stop home to pick up some additional diapers). We looked for the store but couldn't find it right away. Drew parked and went into yet another pharmacy to ask them where the store was. It was about 200 meters up the street, so Drew headed off to find the store and I fed and changed Anna. She did such a great job! When he came back he had a very nice pillow (apparently they don't do blow up pillows here or at least we couldn't find it). This pillow of a sturdy yet soft foam material. It only cost 25 gbp or $50! But, Once I used it was definitely worth the money! Drew was very happy to have me feel more comfortable sitting. After we got the pillow we decided to go get some lunch and then look at one other store for the baby head insert. We ate at the Damn Yankee, an American Restaurant whose staff seemed pretty excited about the holiday. They were getting all decked out. It was around 4 pm so we had the restaurant to ourselves. No lunch crowd or dinner crowd. Then we headed to the last store, Mothercare, and although they sell over 15 different car seat they did not have a head support. I am just going to order one from babies r us I suppose. But I have found a way I can just roll up a blanket and get the support for her head, so its not too bad. By the time we got home we were all exhausted! But, we had a package on our doorstep that was the hook up for Internet! So much excitement in one day. We are going to be taking a family nap soon.