I’m happy to say that when we leave the house nowadays, it’s not as crazy of a dash to grab all of the things as it was when Rooney was 6 months old. There are no more bottles with pre-measured water to mess with, a formula dispenser to fill up, purees and spoons needed, burb cloths to pack, an extra change of clothes just in case, etc.
I still love our diaper bag, which was a hand-me-down from my parents, who used the same bag when I was a baby (I was 20 weeks pregnant in the photo above). It served us very well for the past 19 months, but the yellow gingham is definitely a baby-ish pattern so I think now is time to set it aside and let it rest until we have another baby (it also needs a good washing!).
I recently bought a new purse, only to be disappointed that it’s too small to hold all the items I still need for Rooney and myself when we go out. Darn!