My DH finishes work for the summer a week ahead of me and wants to take DS, who will be 18 mos., to visit his family, most of which DS has never met. They would be away for 4-5 days. I would have to stay behind to work.
I am very uneasy about this. Not only will I miss DS terribly, but I worry about how he will do w/o me and w/o nursing for that long. He does seem to take an "out of sight, out of mind" approach when he is away from me and has always adapted well, but the longest I've been away from him since his birth has been 24 hours, and that was only once.
I love the thought of DS meeting all of DH's family...and I would be lying if I said that having time to myself for a few days didn't sound appealing. I will get tons done around the house! But I am very conflicted about how DS (not to mention how I) will cope- if he's not handing the separation well, he would be a 4-hour plane ride away, and even though he'd be with his father and his grandmother who cares for him FT while I work, I mainly worry about the lack of BFing and comfort he gets from me! He still wakes up to nurse 1-2x a night and we co-sleep. If I'm not there, he'll probably just go back to sleep...but for 4 nights in a row? I worry. I also won't be there on the plane trip to be able to nurse him and comfort him, etc.
I'm wondering what other mamas thoughts are on this?