In just a few hours Alex and I will be on our way to Boulder to see Switchfoot in concert. I have felt mixed emotions about tonight. We planned this months ago. I know Alex is excited. Switchfoot is one of his favorite bands and he's been wanting some alone time with me. Sweet husband. :-)
I'm excited to go to the concert also. And I do miss having uninterrupted quality time with my husband...but I am so nervous to leave our baby! He will be in capable hands. Our friends, the Barleys, will be watching him. I have no doubt that he will be well cared for...but man, I'm going to miss him! And, of course, I worry. I worry that he'll miss me. I worry that something will happen and we'll be all the way in Boulder. I worry that he'll be fussy and sad. I worry that he won't have enough milk. It's silly but I guess that's what happens when you're a mom.
This won't be the first time we leave him. My parents watched him for a couple of hours last weekend when they were in town. Alex and I went to a party and I definitely cried in the car on the way there. Liam was fine, of course. When we got home he was cooing in his bassinet ready to go to sleep with a belly full of pumped breast milk and a fresh diaper on. But this is different! We'll be gone for six hours (at least!) and we'll be in another town! I'm going to miss my little booger and I just pray that he will be fine without me.
I think our next date night will be a little closer to home because I don't think I can stand being away from my handsome guy for so long. At least I'll be in the company of my other handsome guy. I love you, dear husband of mine! :-)
Parents, how was it for you the first time you left your baby with a sitter?