As a new mama, there are many things I underestimated about going out on the town:
* the size and weight of the necessary diaper bag (how do a few disposables weigh so much?) * the complicated workings of the Snugli (we had to look up a video tutorial of how to wear it!) * the difficulty of deciding how to dress our baby for the winter weather (layers, layers, layers) * the challenge of what to do when you need to change a diaper and there's seemingly no where to do it * the first real crying when she got hungry and mom didn't feel comfortable breastfeeding on the subway
And the most pressing thought of this new mother... "When it's cold outside and the Barnes & Noble isn't open yet and there are no seats in the Starbucks, what do we do for an hour on a Sunday morning in Greenwich Village while waiting for church to start?"