I did it!

I did it! I stayed out from 2.30 – 8pm yesterday without the Prince. But Oh My Stars how hard it was. Before Vincent was born I promised myself I was going to be one of those moms who would get a babysitter and do a lot of things for me, go to movies and dinner with Bookie and have quality time without the baby too. Well, that did not happen. Not that I did not have the opportunity, it just did not seem like a need. So then we got the 600hr of babysitting and it is just too good of an offer to pass up so I scheduled the babysitter. She came yesterday and she is really nice. She works at the place where we get Vincents therapy. She is studying Gross Motor Skill development, when she is done with that she is going to be a therapist like the one Vincent has. So she has great knowledge and experience.

Anyways, I left at 2.30pm yesterday and decided not to pop in to feed him in the afternoon but instead stay out. Bad decision on my part. I thought I was going to faint as I missed Vincent so much. Sounds tacky I know, especially if you have no children on your own, then you should probably skip this section as the risk of you thinking I am pathetic is very high. I went to IKEA and bought a whole lot of Christmas decorations and then headed over to the mall. I did some shopping at H&M (including seriously scooping out the baby section), went to the pharmacy to pick up some teething gel and Paracetamol for Vincent, and then I just sat on a bench and tried not to call home… Instead I called Bookie approximately 5 times, who could assure me that Vincent was most likely ding just fine. Of course I knew that, it was not about Vincent, it was about me. I was the one who was feeling like something was missing and I should be somewhere else.

But I actually enjoyed it later, when I was home again and saw that everything was just fine and Vincent was sound asleep in his bed. He woke up 3 times last night, which he has not done for months. Maybe he just wanted to assure we were still there (at least that is what I tell myself). But he slept till 5.10 this morning, so we got a little sleep in!

One Response

  1. whoo hoo to you! That is a major milestone for a mom! It is so hard to leave them that first time, and second time, and third time LOL It does get easier believe me! and then comes the time where you can’t wait to get out and go shopping by yourself 🙂 Glad you guys enjoyed yourself!

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