4 More Days

I only have 4 more days with my baby before everything changes. Before we head to FL to see my family and pick up my little sister. Before we spend some time getting her used to caring for Baby G. Before I go back to work.

I know that I have 4 weeks left. I know that. But only 4 days of that are just mine. I don’t have to share him, or leave him, or let him go.

I’m scared. I don’t know if I can do it. I don’t know if I can get in my car that morning and drive away from him. I know I sound dramatic. I know women everywhere have to work and leave their sweet babies with someone else. I know they survive. But this is my first baby. I’ve been with him every day for almost 5 months.

Why does it feel so bad? He’ll still be my baby. He’ll still be there when I get home. But I’ll miss out on so much. Will I be there for his first word? When he starts to crawl? His first step? I’m going to miss him so much everyday.

So these 4 day I’m going to hold him a little longer and play with him a little more. I still have to pack and do some cleaning before we leave, but if I have to wait until he’s in bed at night to do that then I will. Because I don’t want to regret anything. I don’t want to regret not picking him up. And I don’t want to regret folding that extra load of laundry. And I know I’m still going to have time with him. I know that after my 4 days I’ll still have over 3 weeks left. But it doesn’t feel that way. Right now it feels like these 4 days are the only thing I have left.

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One thought on “4 More Days

  1. Shan says:

    Dropping in from BBC.

    It *is* hard. You probably will cry. It will be okay.

    I know you didn’t ask for advice, so I hope you don’t mind mine. It’s pretty simple:
    *Prepare everything the night before. Go ahead and put whatever you’ll need in the car, including tissue. Put your keys where you can find them.
    *If you’re taking him to your sister, leave early for her house. Regardless of where he will be during the day, leave him a little earlier than you need to.
    *Head straight to your favorite coffee or juice place and get a drink. If you can have a friend meet you there for a 10 minute pre-work break, do that. Because it’s a lot easier to leave a coffee place without crying, and you’ll have time for your eyes to be less glassy and your nose to be less pink. And frankly, you deserve the treat.

    Big hugs.

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