I almost forgot about this particular milestone!
In the first 3-4 months of Blake’s life, I never dared to bring him out on my own. Not until a friend who finally returned to Singapore asked me out for lunch.
Alex (that’s what I call her) hardly ever returns to Singapore since she went over to USA to study, not even during her school holidays! So, when she finally came back, I couldn’t say no to meeting up! The idea of bringing Blake out on my own at that time was pretty terrifying, but I told myself it was a sooner or later thing, so I might as well do it now, even though I wasn’t very confident about it.
We went to a mall near my place, and I carried him in our beloved Babybjorn Synergy carrier all the way. I still hadn’t figured out how to bring Blake out with the stroller on my own then. It was a short 2½ hours trip out, but it was a real huge deal to me back then!
After this trip out with Blake on my own, I gained more confidence in myself as a mother, and brought him out more frequently since! Now, it’s like a routine to bring him out at least once a week! I’m so glad for that kick-start. Thanks, Alex! 😀