I do go out about once a month with girlfriends and Daddy does bedtime those evenings. DH & I used to have weekly datenight, but we'd come home at bedtime most of the time.
DH & I moved out of the family bed into our own bed a few months ago when DS1 grew out of the toddler bed that extended our family bed. Now the boys sleep together and we're in the next room (there's just a doorway between us and their bed is about 6 feet from ours) and that's about as far away as I ever want to be from my sleeping babies
Robin~ single, work-at-home momma to my Wonderboys
BigKid (6/00) & LittleBoy (6/04)
I'm pregnant with baby number 2 and one of the main reasons I was able to talk dh out of the hospital and into the birth center was because of dd and her need for her parents at home at night with her. She'll be more than welcome at the birth center and our moms will be in charge of her.
SAHMlovin' fan to DD 10/00 & DS 10/04 If your ds is intact, keep him safe, visit the Case Against Circ forumCirc, a personal choice, Your sons11/986/99anti-tobaccoThyroid cancer survivor. With & & (Boxer) wishing 4 &
one late night (12:30am) at a birth (which i left early, since they expected it to go slowly till morning when i was to return, but the baby came very fast to everyones surprise!) and ds napped but didn't really sleep. when i opened the door he sat bolt upright in bed from a resting snooze (according to dh) and said "MAMA" which i heard. he knew i was coming back cause i told him, so he was kind of waiting for me.
My twin sister would like me to come for the birth of her son, due in November. I want to be there with her and my new nephew to be very much, but I would not be able to bring my 2 1/2 year old son. He would stay with daddy, grandma and grandpa.
Aside from the difficulty of being away from him for a week, there is another concern: He is still nursing several times a day.
For nursing moms who have been separated, what did you do to maintain milk supply? Should I pump? How often?
I may be gone for a week, and I want my son to be assured that I will continue nursing him when I return.
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
ETA - She is 2.5
I think it will be awhile before I have a night away though, because I also have a 10mo DD.
I must confess, I am looking forward to being able to go away to a B&B for an evening with my DP. But I figure this time when the kids are little is short, and there will be lots of time for nights away down the road.
it was nice to read everyone's posts!