My husband wanted to get away for the weekend thinking it would be nice to relax (maybe for him!) after our baby girl arrived. We booked a hotel in the New Forest for the weekend and it was about a two hour car drive there.
Needless to say while it is nice to get away you quickly learn as a new mom that relaxing is no longer has the same meaning – it’s hard to relax when you still have to pump and feed at the same times which limits your mobility. Packing for a weekend was probably the same effort with slightly less stuff than if I were packing for the week. Babies have a lot of gear and if you are pumping or formula feeding then you have even more stuff to pack.