Published on August 6, 2012 inParenting on LandOMoms.com
I’m pretty sure it’s every new mother’s fear of leaving your baby for the first time. Or is it just me? Liam is 8 weeks old and I’ve only managed to leave him home with family (and a friend of the family that is practically family). Even then, I only want to leave him for just 2 hours. I’m breastfeeding so it’s kind of required, but still.
When I go out with the baby, I feel like I’m packing for a week: 10 million diapers, 7 outfits, 26 burp cloths, and 2 little sockies…just in case? You can never be too prepared. It takes us 3 hours just to get ready to go out. We get in the car, (which luckily the baby enjoys) then only spend 1 hour out-and-about because by then, he’s ready to eat again! Phew. So, leaving him with a babysitter is very tempting at this point.
I’m pretty sure that the first time I leave him, I might just cry the whole time instead of having a lovely date with my husband or going on a shopping spree to buy out Target’s inventory of Pampers.
How do you manage having the courage (and enough tissues) to leave the baby?
I definitely have the new mom syndrome. Now, I need the vaccine…clubbin’ on Friday?