Sunday, February 24, 2008

Leaving your babies

I think it is very unnatural for a mother to leave her babies. Saturday was supposed to be a day of rest and relaxation. In reality, it was a day of fretting and worrying.

As I packed up the kids to go to C's house, I felt very uneasy. When we arrived on their doorstep, I felt a little panicky. As we drove away from their house without our babies, I felt sad. It was really tough leaving my children in someone else's care.

After about 20 minutes of near constant worrying, I began to let go (a little). C would call if anything was wrong with Porgie and Izzy. I trust her and her husband wholeheartedly. They are really nice people, and I am lucky to know them.

John and I went out to lunch at a very nice Italian restaurant, where I talked about the babies constantly. Then we headed over to CompUSA and purchased a new camera to take fancy pictures of my babies. And then I was done. I wanted to go get my babies.

When we arrived back at C's house, Izzy was sleeping and Porgie was happily dancing around their playroom. I guess I did all that worrying for nothing. But it sure felt good to have my babies in my arms again.

11 comments:

Lainey-Paney said...

It is nice to get away....but, it's nice to have my baby in my arms too! ...well, it's better to have him with me!

:)

Amber said...

I'm glad you were able to have a few hours to yourself! What kind of camera did you get? I'm starting to look around for a new one!

Dooneybug said...

I know exactly how you feel! I haven't left my daughter with anyone yet (because she won't take a bottle). But I remember that feeling with my son. And now that my girl is 6 months and starting solids, I can actually leave her with another person and not worry about her starving. Glad you and John got some time alone, I hope you get to do that some more soon!

Nellie said...

Isn't that the truth. G is trying to get me to get out of the house and have a little more me time but it is SO hard! I feel sad/guilty leaving.

I have an appointment for a massage on Saturday morning and I am already worrying about leaving her.

I think that since I work all week I feel like I should be home with her on the weekends since those are my only 2 full days with her.

Everyone keeps telling me that it'll make me a better mom if I spend some time by myself.

So I think I'm going to leave the house early, stop at Caribou have a coffee and read a book for an hour or so then head to my massage. All the while I will be thinking I can't wait to get home!!

A Mom Two Boys said...

I know...it's so hard, but they always do so much better than you think they're going to! Brats.

Carrie said...

You're so cute. So where are the pictures of your babies. Since I'm still not preggers, I have to live vicariously thru you and drool over your bambino's.

Not So Perfect said...

I am glad you got away for some alone time with your hubby. And it sounds like the kids had a great time.

I am very similiar to you. I miss my daughter so much when I am not with her.

Suz said...

I'm not sure that it is unnatural, but it sure does feel that way sometimes.

Eva said...

We've never been very successful at leaving the baby so we can have dates or alone time (though I don't mind it so much for class or work for some reason). Absence does make the heart grow fonder!

Chas said...

It is hard. I definitely think it's harder on us than it is on them. I usually find it unnecessary and don't really want to do it, but every once in a while it is nice to get out without the kiddo.

Misguided Mommy said...

yeah about that, i still cry leaving brandon and you are out of your fucking mind if you think you are going to pry codi from my arms