The first trip away

Posted on: March 7, 2012

In a couple of weeks my husband and I will be going out-of-town for the weekend. 

Alone.  No baby. 

Some of you may be thinking,”That’s great!  Time just for the two of you to be together and relax”.  Yes, that’s true.  However, this is the first time I’ve left my little man for that long and I’m a bit nervous.  Ok, maybe “a bit” isn’t actually true.  It’s more like a LOT nervous.  I haven’t been apart from my little man for more than 8 hours and that’s because I have to work.  When I’m at work, I think of my little man all day (how can I not?  His pictures are plastered all over my desk).  I miss him all day.  So, how am I going to survive an entire weekend away from him?

While we’ll be gone, my mother will be taking care of “G”.  I fully trust my mother and know she will do an amazing job taking care of our little monkey.  She is great with him and he loves her!  But, despite that, it’s scary to think of leaving my baby for a few days.  I’ve never been without him.  And, to make matters worse, “G” is currently going through some separation anxiety issues.  He’s hit the stage where he is very much aware of when mommy and daddy leave and he doesn’t like it.  He screams when we drop him in the church nursery, even though he’s been going since he was 3 months old, and that’s only for an hour and a half.  This will be for three days….

 People keep saying, “Don’t worry. He’ll be fine”.  And, while I’m sure he will be, those words are of little comfort to me.  What it comes down to is this:  I’m going to miss him.  I’m going to miss his smiling little face, the way he runs around our home from room to room yelling and laughing, cuddling him and holding him in my arms, hearing him talk, the way he runs up to me and hugs my legs, and just everything about him.

This is one of those things about being a mom I was not looking forward to.  I know it’s a necessity, but I just don’t like the idea of being without my little man for so long.  But, my husband and I need the time away together, so somehow I’ll get through it. 

I’ll let you know how it goes…

2 Responses to "The first trip away"

So excited for you and Tim, but I totally understand where you’re coming from. The first time we left Elijah with my mom he was 14 months old – we went out overnight and I had a great time, but called A LOT. Thankfully Mike and my mom were understanding. You can do it. You’ll have a great time, and it will be ok when you need to miss G :).

Thanks for the encouragement Christine!

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