Separation Anxiety

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A couple weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. A few days beforehand during the preceding weekend, we took the opportunity to go on our first adults-only date since RT was born. I’ll be honest, it was nerve-wracking for me. I knew she was in good hands. That wasn’t the issue. I was much more nervous about how I was going to fare without my little girl.

The night before our date, I could hardly sleep. That morning, I almost started to hyperventilate as I was packing RT’s bag with everything she could possibly need. From bottles, to her favorite toys, to more diapers than she could use in a week, I made sure she was more than prepared. The whole car ride over to my mother-in-law’s house, I stared at my baby, trying to make the most of the time I had with her that morning. My mother-in-law had five incredible kids of her own, so I knew she was more than capable of handling a baby for a few hours. We hung out at the house for about an hour before we took off for our date. […]