Did you find it easier to leave your babies after you had more than one?
I just had my second baby two weeks ago today. I dont know if it was just the "first time mom" thing or what but I feel like it would be "okay" to run to the store real quick and pick something up, like 10 minutes or something. Idk I just feel like with my ds I was almost scared to leave him or something. And with my dd I feel like it would be okay if I left her for a little bit. I ddon't even mean an hour...I'm literally thinking of going to the store which is less than 5 minutes away. Idk I almost feel like I am "more comfortable" if that makes any sense. Either way I have to go back to work in 5 weeks and I am planning on leaving her at least once for a couple of hours as a dry run. I did that with my son too...so I figured my husband and I could go see the new Iron Man movie because he really wants to see it and I have a free movie ticket. The movie comes out when my dd is 3 weeks old so I figured that we could wait a week or two and go see the movie...and his response is I guess so....which means that he really wanted to see it the day or weekend that it comes out. And he makes a comment like oh so hat you'll have to pump one bottle. Honestly it's not JUST about having to pump. I may feel more comfortable with my dd than I did my ds but I think some of it is my confidence too. This time around I know more because I have some experience...I just don't want to leave my dd because he wants to go to a movie a week earlier. I still don't want to give her a pacifier before 4 weeks. And I'm getting that feeling now that I won't be able to do anything for such a long time now. My ds is 20 months and he has a consistent bedtime so I could always go out after his bed time. Honestly I don't even like to go out that often...I guess I am just feeling like I can't go out and do the same things I could before...but part of what is nagging at me is that I feel like I can take my daughter out and about when I didn't want to with my son because he was a newborn...so basically did anyone else feel like that as they had more kids. I know that it's a common joke that the first one you care about everything and the more you have the less you care or are worried about the little things...do you think that's true?