It's no secret that my husband and I went on a little 2nd honeymoon trip. I'm not gonna lie, leaving Emeline for even as short as 4-5 days weighed heavy on me. I'm sure its a first time mom thing...maybe. But, it was definitely one of the biggest worries on my mind.
However, it was necessary. It was necessary for us, at this time in our lives, at this age, to leave her for a few days so that we could go and be just us for a bit. To refresh ourselves. To relax. To put our work duties and mom/dad duties to the side for even just a few days.
So, if you're thinking of a trip, or have something planned, and are leaving your little person too? Here are a few things I picked up along the way. Since, well--we survived. And all were united happily :)
-First of all, you need to have someone in your life (family or friends) who you 100%, completely, utterly and positively trust to care for your kid as their own. This, honestly, for me? Was KEY. In fact, I would not even had considered the trip had my parents not been on board to take her for a few days. I was able to fully relax knowing that Emeline was in good hands and not be all worried & fidgety.
-Pack your child appropriately. In this case, we bunked Eme at my parents house. She is a great pack-n-play sleeper if need be (but only when staying the full night through). They made her room comfortable, and very similar to home--they kept it dark, and we brought along her fan for the white noise. I made sure to pack her favorite blankets and stuffed animals, too.
-I was probably overly-prepared in the clothing department for her--but better safe than sorry. Honestly? I wanted to make it as easy as possible for my mom. So I pre-packed in large ziplock bags her pjs & outfits for each days. Of course I added in extras (shorts subbed for jeans, skirts subbed for sweats) if the weather changed at all. And it did. But it still worked out.
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