I’m going to Georgia this weekend for my niece’s Christening – alone! Hugo and I took a trip down last year to meet my niece when we only required one seat on a plane, but now that he’s two, an additional ticket just wasn’t in the budget. I know there’s nothing unusual about leaving a toddler with his dad (or grandparent, or other loved one) but I am sure going to miss him. Hugo is pretty high maintenance at night, and he only wants Mommy.
After going to sleep (by himself!) in his bed, Hugo typically wakes up around 2:30 a.m. calling for me. I bring him into our bed and nurse him back to sleep. He may wake once or twice more before getting up around 7:15 on school days. Hugo always breastfeeds when he wakes up.
My husband has a hard time waking up and being alert once he’s fallen asleep, so I don’t think he’s ever done much parenting in the middle of the night. I think this is going to be quite an experience for Daddy and Hugo. Also, I have to get up and leave at 3:15 a.m. Friday, which could get really sticky if Hugo is not deeply asleep at that time.
Then maybe when I come home, I’ll start my campaign to get Hugo to stay in his bed overnight. Ha! I’ll have a lot more to say about that when the time comes.
I have some anxiety about leaving him. I’m worried, but confident that my husband and Go will work it out together. I just busted out my manual breast pump for the first time in a year and a half. I found Human Milk for Human Babies in Georgia on Facebook and plan on trying to donate whatever I pump, if I can accumulate enough to bother. And I can’t wait to celebrate my niece and see the rest of my family! Hopefully I’ll be able to relax.How old was your little one the first time you went away overnight?