We've only just now entered a somewhat predictable routine where we feel well-rested and can wake up, chug some caffeine, and be presentable enough to make it to church on a Sunday morning! For me, it's hard enough finding an outfit that's dressy, but not too tight, not too short, and looks conservative paired with 4 inch heels! Not an easy feat. Throw a baby in the mix and getting church-ready can take foooorrreeevvvverrrrr! But my mom was in town and we were feeling confident, so we went for it!
For Hadley's first church experience, we decided to test out the baby nursery while we attended the service in the sanctuary. As first timers, we got her all checked in and left her in a room with approximately 3-4 other babies and plenty of reliable-looking nursery volunteers. I mean I didn't run a full background check or anything, but they seemed pretty legit. We dropped her of with all the major necessities - a bottle, diapers, her paci, the latest copy of US Weekly... everything she could possibly need in one hour's time! This church is pretty fancy too... they give you a pager to take with you in case they need to reach you for any reason during the service. So I filled out some basic paperwork and traded in my baby for a pager and then... I cried!