Getting out of the house with a baby for the first time seems like a simple enough task, until you've actually attempted to do so. Seriously, that first time out of the house with a baby feels like a terrifying experiment in futility, and it makes even the most self-assured mothers second guess themselves. There are so many things that can go wrong when a new moms tries to leave the house, but conquering public interaction is one of the many milestones a new mother must come to terms with, so public interaction is a very necessary evil (not to mention, eventually, a very welcomed necessity) in a new mom's life.
Getting a new baby out of the house for the first time is slightly (read: incredibly) terrifying. Getting out of the house before having kids versus after is a completely unfair and ridiculous change, yet most mothers still strive to achieve their pre-baby punctuality, despite knowing all that can go wrong. We all want to be perfect moms, no matter how much we deny it, and being the "new mom on the block" makes us feel a particular, insatiable need to prove ourselves as worthy parents (to others, but mostly to ourselves).
Executing a seamless public outing with a newborn is a big part of portraying the "perfect" mother, yet the notion is a complete sham. Babies will be babies. They poop and cry and eat on their own terms and timelines, and don't care whether or not you've got public appearances to keep up or errands to run or groceries to purchase. That's why every mother (seriously, all of us) will inevitably face the following obstacles when we try to leave the house with our babies. Hey, you've been warned.