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1st Night Without My Daughter

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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So my MIL is taking my daughter overnight for the first time so my husband and I can do our Valentines Day tonight.  She'll be 8 months on the 24th and this  will be the first time being without her overnight.  I'm sad because I know I'm going to miss her but my MIL and FIL usually take her for one day all day every week or so, so they have a set up for her already.  How old was your child/children the first time he or she spend the night away from you?  I'm afraid I'm going to wake up at 2 am when she usually gets up to be changed and panic because she's not  here lol...I know I'm being silly but I'm going to miss her :(

by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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wilesmomma
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:15 PM

It will be hard, but you will make it through!!!

Go have some good time fun!

CoUrtNEyLeE
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:15 PM

My son was BF so not until he was one but he went for a few hours during the day but I was scared but it was nice I slept in had a bubble bath! just enjoy it she is in good hands!

haileysmom15
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:16 PM

My daughter was a month old and it was for a week.. when i went on my honeymoon.. i was sick the whole time pounding headache and once i knew i was going home to her i was fine lol

Irsishmom
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:18 PM

My son was 6 months old when I left him for the first time, my best friend was getting married in Alabama and I was the matron of honor so I had to leave him for four days to go help and be in the wedding. It was really hard but he was with his DH and my Mom while I was gone, it made me feel better. I have left him a few other times since then, he is 16 months old now and it still seems just as hard as it was the first time. I am always glad to go and do whatever it is that takes me away and I enjoy myself but I am always so excited to see his little face when I get back. Don't feel like you are over reacting because it is normal, all moms feel that way. Have a great time on V-Day!!

jaedynmoon
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:18 PM

I know I'm really looking forward to sleeping in because I haven't in forever!

Quoting CoUrtNEyLeE:

My son was BF so not until he was one but he went for a few hours during the day but I was scared but it was nice I slept in had a bubble bath! just enjoy it she is in good hands!

 

 


Mom2Jayson
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Oh wow.  I'm so not the "norm" I guess.  My son is 2 1/2 and he's never spent the night away from me...........

LoveMyBugs
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:23 PM

My first DD was 13 months, my DH and I went to a funeral down state and I couldn't imagine bringing her there. It was so hard anyway. My DH's family wanted us to stay one more night than we did (1 night, 2 days) and I broke down. I did not want to be gone one more minute.

My second DD was 16 months when I gave birth to my youngest DD. I had to be in the hospital for 2 days and I cried because they wouldn't let me leave RIGHT AWAY on the 2nd day.

My youngest? Never. . . She's only 6 (almost 7) months old. Our family is 3,000 miles away from us and we wont see them until she's 1 year old so it's doubtful she'll spend a night away from us for a long time.

I cannot handle being away from my children which is probably good because my DH is always deployed/TDY. They need stability and I want to give that to them with one constant parent. Usually I call my parents (the only one's they've stayed with) all day/night long. I'm the one waking up at 7am so we can "hurry home" because I miss my girls. But I know how important it is to spend time alone as a couple. You can't always be just Mommy. You have to spend some time being just Wife. It's important for the relationship. Me and DH spend date nights, usually about 3-4 hours at a time twice a month doing something just the two of us. It rejuvenates us as a couple! I think I'd go a little batty if we didn't do that!

 


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Melamma
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Wow, that's incredible!

My kids are 4 1/2, 3 and 10 months old and the only time I was away from them was when my second was born I was in the hospital over night. That was it. I have never been away from them overnight. Not because I can't but because I don't want to.

I can't handle being away from them for that long. We went away a whole day when it was just my first two kids, and that was so incredibly hard.

I know I won't be spending a night without them unless I have to till they are like 13. Sorry i'm no help.


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SingleMama16
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:46 PM

awwww so cute!! MY son has actujally n/v been away yet, but i'll be the same way. If i work late mom will just keep him in her room so i can sleep. I'll wake up and look over in his bed and be like omg where did he go, then think o yea nv m LOL

kalio
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:50 PM

My sons are 2 1/2 and 14months and I still haven't left them overnight.(Except the two nights I was in the hospital having my youngest) The longest I have been away was 6hrs. I don't know anyone who is able to take them overnight....Our parents live out of town. I don't trust my dad. And my cousins who I trust don't have their own place at the moment!
I'm sure it will be okay!

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