Annie Matilda - posted on 08/03/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter, Emma was born on February 19th, which means she is just about 5½ months old.
I think everyone in my life knows how much I love being a mother and how much it's taken for me to become a mother.
I am 29 years old and I have three sisters aged 38, 35 & 31 so I am the youngest. They have 9 kids together and with my daughter, there are now 10 grandchildren.
Every year since my sister Catherine had her daughter, Leona we have made a big deal out of getting away for a weekend once a year, just all of us girls with no kids.
We've been to NYC, Mexico, Tahoe and tons of places, where we've gotten closer and spent that quality time together.
Now, for me things have changed a bit. I have a daughter and a really young one but my sisters are beginning to talk more and more about the trip and teasing me about, when we'll leave. My sister Julia is the one in charge of the next destination but I hadn't thought too much about it before she found a trip for us.
I have only left my daughter to go to the gym, which is a total of 2-2½ hours of being away and that's the only thing that I leave my daughter for and only in the care of my husband. I don't know if I tie our bonds too tight or is it perfectly normal to not want to leave your 5 month old for a weekend?
When did you leave your son/daughter for the very first time? When did you leave him/her for more than a day for the first time?
Should I go on this trip, which will most like be in the beginning of October or should I ask my sisters to back off and push it off till next year?