Away from babe: when was the first time?
The email that came from the baby daddy read: "has no ever taken a ten-month old away from his/her mom for 48 hours?" He was responding to my resistance to agreeing to let him take our babe away for the weekend when he goes solo to see his family.
Here's a secret: I don't think I can do it. With the two that came before, it was 2.5 years before I had a night away from them. And, the first night away coincided with the weaning effort both times. This definitely will not be a weaning effort, only a time away from mama, one-on-one time with dad. But, I don't know. I don't want to. Maybe I am clinging too much to my babe, not wanting to be apart for two days. Not to mention: how am I supposed to make enough milk for the 48-hour separation? They would leave at 10pm on Friday and I have just a few days to pump!
I would love to hear stories about your first nights away from your babes. When? How old? How long? How did you fare?