First off I will say this. I have a 27 month old dd and the longest I have ever been away from her is four hours. and that felt like eternity. I actually had to leave the concert I was at because I wanted to get home.
I just feel better when I am with her.
So new developments...I am trying to stabilize some kind of career for myself before we have another child. I want to work in the holistic health field and have been dying to get my certification as a herbalist for some time now. Finally I have found something, and it starts this October. It is for one weekend a month, for nine months, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-3pm. I'm not so worried about the Sunday one but Saturday is freaking me out. And another problem is that it runs right through her nap time. Her dad has rocked her to sleep a couple of times successfully, but I have always been there, and she has always nursed to sleep for her naps.
This is what is troubling me so much. I don't know what to do. I don't know if he would know WHEN to try to put her to sleep, and if he could even do it. And then there is just my plain old separation anxiety, and she is pretty attached to me as well. There is trouble if I am gone more than a coupe of hours, and I'm sure it is just b/c I don't ever leave, but still. It will be at least 7 hrs on Sat.
I think I will be very sorry if I don't do it, but at the same time I don't know if I (we) am ready for this. I know it doesn't sound like much, but it is to me. I feel so bad thinking of leaving her for that long. and two days in a row.
So if anyone has been in a similar situation, I would love to hear from you, how did go...etc. What dad did to put them to sleep, was it successful?, and if not what then? Or if anyone just has any advice, support, or opinion to lend that would be great too.
~Holly (sorry this was so long)