One thing I didn’t expect as a new mom was having a baby who hated the car seat. Not just whined back there, but literally screamed the entire car ride until I took him out.
Actually, the first time Griffin lost it after being born was when we put him in his car seat in the hospital. Ha!
You might remember that Griffin and I had a rough start to motherhood. But one of the things that magnified my PPD was that it was very difficult for us to leave the house alone. Griffin’s crying was a trigger for me, so I didn’t really have the energy or willpower to take a car ride alone with him.