Thursday, February 19, 2009

We survived!

Yes we did. All 3 of us.

Keith and I went on a marriage retreat with our church last Friday and Saturday. It was our first night away from Chloe. Well, Keith has spent a few nights away from her, but I have always been with her.

And, we survived.

Even better, we actually all did really well.

It was hard to walk out the door on Friday morning. I kept wondering if she would cry. I wanted her to know that we would be back. I resisted the temptation to call.

It was SO SO nice to have time alone with my husband. We had lots of "breaks" at the retreat, so we really got to spend some quality time together. Much needed quality time.

I do remember at one point asking Keith if he thought she missed us. He said, very matter of factly, that she probably didn't. As long as her basic needs were being met, she would be fine. My response, HMPH. I think she misses us.

We met a couple at dinner. They told us that on their first night away from their firstborn, they got pregnant with child #2. I immediately broke out into a cold sweat. Not ready for that. Even typing it makes my hands clammy.

We got home Saturday afternoon. It was Chloe's naptime, so of course, she was sleeping. Our friend, Julie was with her Friday night and Saturday. She told us that Chloe did perfectly. She slept all night (which was my biggest fear) and was just wonderful. I was so relieved to hear that.

So, I now know that if we leave her overnight, everything will be ok.
And, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.


Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

Jennifer said...

oh that is so great....glad you guys had a good time!

AJU5's Mom said...

I am glad everything worked out well! She probably missed you a little, but since she had someone to play with her, etc. she was fine!

Ang said...

Oh I am so proud of you! It's so hard that 'first' time..well for me it was hard for the next several also..ha I remember with our first daughter when we had left her with my MIL I talked about Whitney the WHOLE time during dinner..finally Charlie said...'she's fine, let's enjoy this'..ha but it appeared to me anyway that EVERY person in that place had children the exact same age..ha but eventually you get over it and know you need that quality time with your husband too:) Good job:)

Alexis Jacobs said...

I am so glad that everything went well. You guys needed that special time alone. And Chloe did awesome!

Anonymous said...

come on baby #2!! :) just kidding.... i'm so glad you guys got some quality time together!!