My first over nighter(s) away from Anush is drawing close- in mid December. After over 2 years ( through pregnancy and post delivery), I will be away from my baby overnight. I am very apprehensive about it . My boss asked if Anush has been weaned what is the problem.
How do I explain? The problem is something called bonding. Fear that I might be forgotten. That I might miss a milestone. Possessive? Impractical? What ever it is , I cannot deny it.
I asked jokingly ( but meant seriously) can't Anush come along? He said you will also enjoy being away. But Boss, I do not wish to "enjoy" such a break.
Navy was away almost 3 months at a stretch when I was in Mumbai soon after delivery. I am not sure how he managed. But Anush was not so vocal and mobile then but she seemed far more vulnerable and fragile.
I need to do it some day. But does it have to be so soon? If Anush could speak maybe she would say- " Grow up Amma! And be good while you are away"
Have any of the moms reading this been away from their babies over night? How did you cope? I am sure the babies manage fine.