This weekend I’ll be away from the babies for the first time since they were born (for more than a few hours, that is). I’m actually not taking a jet plane, I’m driving for seven hours to a friends’ wedding. So this is also the real christening of our silver chariot (ie Mazda 5, who as yet remains nameless).
I honestly can’t decide if I’m excited (I can sleep in! I can paint my toenails! Wander around the city, sit with friends and relax, drink *multiple* cocktails!) or not (I’m going to miss those sweet baby faces, I’m going to have to pump breast milk the Entire Time, I’m going to have to drive for seven hours each way alone). But I think I’ll choose to be excited. See you on the flip side!
18 thoughts on “Leaving On a Jet Plane (First Time Away from the Babies)”
Whenever I’m away from my babies I think I will do something really awesome and then I end up feeling guilty that I haven’t included them. (I actually wrote a poem on this, never published). However, being that you are going to a wedding, I’m sure the possibilities are endless. Have fun!!
Thanks! I will try to focus on doing things they wouldn’t enjoy, like drinking cocktails and…I don’t know what else. They’d enjoy many things. Thanks for the good wishes.
You’ll do really well! The pumping will be miserable, but you’ll make it through. Email me if you want tips or suggestions for traveling/pumping. I’m also happy to provide general encouragement.
Thanks! This is going to be a very short trip, so hopefully nothing will be that big a deal. I will keep your offer in mind, though!
Have a great time, Lovely Lady! You’ll love it!
Good luck with everything! Enjoy every minute of it!!
Have a great time. Take 5 minutes to enjoy the silence somewhere along the way. I always marvel at silence!
Thanks for that suggestion. I did and it was a good idea 🙂
Have a ton of fun! You won’t miss them for too long 🙂 .
I hope you have a wonderful time. Try not to feel guilty, the babies will be fine. Enjoy your lie-in! :O)
Yes they were fine. It was nice to have such a happy welcome when I got back.
Have a lovely time!
I hope you had a great time! I’ve not yet managed to be away from my boy for more than a full day, never an over night. Mostly because there hasn’t been a reason to, yet.
It was good to have a change of scene, though I’m not sure I’d say it was relaxing.