I feel kinda silly for going to pick him up and get my parents all excited, which they weren't phased by it at all...they kinda giggled saying they expected me to come get him. But then again...I guess it's still pretty early to leave him overnight. That was the longest I'd been away from him...4 hours. I was good until right after we ate...it HIT me. lol
But I'm very proud of myself for going that long w/out him. DH...love him to death...said that it showed him how much of a good mom I am that I can't go very long w/out my kids. He was proud of me.
How long have you momma's gone w/out your babies?
I've thought about it and decided that I will for the span of dinner only if my mom comes and stays with him, as she can nurse him and her energy is much like mine. I know she would, but I don't know if DH will agree since he's so mad at her right now
Really though, he's super low-needs, sleeps through any time we're out, and is perfectly content in the moby. Why not bring him?
I feel bad leaving him alone long enough to run to the bank right down the street, and I HATE when MIL holds him. I almost cried tonight because he smelled like her icky fabric softener after she held him.
I guess my protective instincts kind of kicked in on overdrive...
I guess the longest is an hour or so, if you count leaving her in another room of the house with DH. I'm not inclined to push myself to: after all, they grow up so fast anyway. I'm not sure when I'll feel comfortable leaving her with someone else and going out, especially since I can't express enough milk for even one feeding (I have plenty otherwise, just can't express it).
We've left Evangeline with my mom for about five hours. I would feel differently if it weren't my mom, I think. I enjoy being out with my DH and reconnecting with him, but it's true that I really, really, really miss my sweet little one when we are out without her.
PLUS my boobs ache and I am so relieved to nurse her as soon as I get home.
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Marine ecologist wife to my kite-boarding soulmate and now a homeschooling SAHM to Annabelle 8/02 and Willem 12/08!
I do have a freezerful of milk, but I don't want him to be fed another way since we finally figured out nursing only a month ago...and I'm just more comfortable with her overall.
I remember doing that with our other babes. Planning on going out but then picking them up early.
Mama to DD (12.2005), DS1 (01.2009), DS2 (04.28.2013) with DH 04.10.13!!
dsaucone- I'm sorry you have to be away for so long. I understand though. I'm going back to work in a few weeks. It was really hard to leave my oldest in daycare when she was a baby, and I'm sure it will be just as hard with this one!
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Since then I have left her with dh for 2-3 hours several times. It is very easy to leave her with him compared to how difficult it was to sleep away from her those nights. We have pumped milk leftover from when she was in NICU and I was pumping and she'll take a bottle from dh. We haven't left her with anybody else.
Well, Willem is 6 weeks old and I haven't left him yet, except to take a shower! He has never had a bottle or a pacifier - I know I should introduce him to those things and have someone else feed him so that he doesn't reject it. But it's hard! I crave being with him and have no desire to be away from him at all!
I don't even really know how to use a baby bottle.
I've left Ian for about two hours doing a quick shopping trip, nursing him right before and when I return!
Perpetually breastfeeding or pregnant ENFP mom to a lot of kids...wife to a midwestern nice guy...living in tropical paradise...pink cats and homebirths rock!
I'm such a dork.
Currently growing number two!
Currently growing number two!