I'm a SAHM to a fabulous 16 mo. We have a very strong attachment that he has demanded since birth. He was 2 wks "late", I was induced and had an emergency csection since he never descended and was becoming distressed. Long story - I'm still healing emotionally. Anyway, we love our breastfeeding relationship and he will not sleep without me. Often he will nurse through naps. He's THAT attached (and I love it!)
So, he has never had anyone but DH watch him in my absence, which is only a couple hrs a week tops. I'm starting to get more pressure from family members that want to watch him. All have offered for me to drop him off at their house so DH and I can go out. This distresses me for a couple of reasons:
* DS is not interested in anyone else enough. In fact, he cries when some of these dear family members try to hold him.
* I truly don't think I'll enjoy my time away with my husband. I love him, of course, but "we" are now 3!
I know his family deserves time alone with him. I just feel there should maybe be more in-between steps? Maybe come over here and then take him for a walk to the park? Perhaps play with him here while I go for a brief jog? I really wish they would visit us more. I'm under the impression that some family members believe building a relationship with him is impossible when I'm around. And of course, my husband would appreciate alone time too, though he's not pressuring me at all.
Any advice? Has anyone been in this situation? I look forward to your thoughts...with gratitude!