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First Time Away From the Baby

By Molly Thornberg |

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First time away from this baby, trying to not think about it!

With my third child, I was on a plane 10 weeks after he was born for work. It didn’t phase me.  Over the course of his first year, I traveled often. It just became the norm. Thankfully my husband is fabulous with the kids (I didn’t say house, but we’ll talk about that later – you can only ask for so much).

Fast forward a year, and here I am with a baby again. This time though, in 6 months I’ve been here with Zeke every waking moment. I think we may have spent 8 hours apart – but that’s it. Thursday, I get on a plane and leave him for 3 days.

I have all of these irrational fears that I’ve never experienced before. Most likely because, we’ve been together every moment and well this getaway is not something I have to do. When I traveled for work, it was a must. This trip is something that I am doing for me. I just need to get over it and know all will be fine.

Were You Freaked Out Leaving Baby For The First Time?

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Molly blogs about technologymom style and iPhone tips and tricks at Digital Mom Blog. Follow her on Twitter @DigitalMolly


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Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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  1. Alexandra says:

    I am a SAHM to my 1st baby who will be 13 months old in April. The day that she turns 13 months is also our 5 year wedding anniversary. We are contemplating an overnight trip and I’m freaking out a little… o.k. a lot. It will be hard, but, after lots of thought I think we’ll all be better for it. My husband and I will feel closer, she’ll get to be with other people who we trust who have different things to offer her than we do, we’ll have a chance to recharge and come back better parents with more energy. We’ll miss her and I think she will miss us, but I think the benefits outweigh the potential costs. Enjoy your trip!!!!

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