Trust us, we hear you mama! But I'm telling you, you'd be surprised!
"It was obvious after my first I had to get out of the house. At about the 3 month postpartum mark I was starting to go stir crazy. I loved the opportunity to stay at home with my baby, BUT, it also felt very isolating. To be honest, I was bored. I found myself chasing this nap, that may or may not happen at the time I was planning and it made me tired. The days seemed to drag on what felt like weeks. There was only so much TV I could watch, baby noises I could make at my little one(who mind you at that point just still gives that blank stare) and only so many trips to Target to get new in season tableware items I didn't need. Class started during my babies nap, but you know what? I got to class 30 minutes early, fed my baby at the park, and almost always he fell asleep during our ride. I felt so much better about myself and the fact we got out of the house doing something healthy for us both. I got to actually have adult conversations with moms going through the same struggles & my son still got to nap later at home in his crib. It's a win win! Think your baby won't nap in the stroller or you think you can't because it's during nap time? Come try it. You may be surprised. And if doesn't work the first time, that's ok, most great things in life don't. Try again! You won't regret it."
Ps....same goes for my bigger kids now. I meet moms who say they thought their big kids wouldn't stay in stroller, and don't get me wrong, sometimes it's a stand off(that's just #momlife). But you know what, we just park them next to their buddy, hand them a snack, and they know that after my hour, they get their hour to run wild with their friends at the park. And not only play, but multiple times a month there are free themed playgroups for the kiddos, events, field trips, you name it, we've done it. And the best part? I don't have to bring anything, set up anything or do the clean up. It's amazing.
You are not alone.