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Leaving baby overnight for the 1st time

Daisy will be one in a few weeks time and I have never left her over night. I thought I was quite unusual in this and felt a bit of a smothering mother but actually talking to lots of other parents it isn't unusual in the slightest. Phew! Not that I needed reassurance, I am fairly happy being that mother who wants to spend every minute she can with her baby to be honest! Better that way than the opposite hey!

If you have followed my blog for a while you will know I started this mainly for something to do when I was away with work. It used to be a weekly occurrence that I would be away 1-2 nights and that's just how it was. After Daisy came along I really didn't want to do that any more, it isn't what I wanted at all. So I changed jobs and companies. It just wouldn't have worked where I was previously, as much as the job was rewarding and the people I worked with lovely (mostly) my expectations just wouldn't have fit with the role. Which is fair enough. Anyway, I digress!

In my new role I have managed to travel when I can, it has meant a few lonnnnnggg days, some very early starts and some later home times but it has meant I have seen my baby every day at some point. It came to a point this week when it was necessary really to stay away, it would have been crazy for me to travel to the same place two days for early starts and late finishes. And when I thought about it I was realistic and thought actually if I am leaving super early I may not see her in the morning, then if I am late home, I wont see her in the evening and then the same the next day! So I may as well save all those millions of hours driving and just stay over. So i did.

I expected to feel awful, tears, no sleep, the works! But to be honest it wasn't too awful. I may have got a bit emotional leaving and felt a little teary going to bed but that was to be expected. It helped knowing she was fast asleep in bed and she was with her dad at home. She probably didn't even notice I had gone, how sad is that?!!

Anyway I survived! and the morale of this story is that you both will survive!

I won't be doing it again in a hurry out of choice and hopefully it won't be necessary very often, but at least now I know we will survive :) That sounds crazy doesn't it!

Lots of love,

Hayley xxx

1 comment

  1. I've only had one night away from Jasmine, I went to a gig in London with some friends. Having looked after her all day, every day since the day she was born, I was looking forward to the break. I even planned to go shopping the next day before heading home. Needless to say the shopping didn't happen and I was on the first train home in the morning because I was desperate to see my baby!!

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx