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Time To Celebrate!! And Leave Wolf With A Sitter…

By Alyson Brown |

alyson leviOne year ago today, I married the man of my dreams.  We had a beautiful outdoor wedding at a lake in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.  It was a spectacular day!  One year later, we have a 6 week old baby, and we’re leaving him with a sitter tonight – for the first time.

Ok, ok… So our sitter in this case is my sister-in-law and we feel 100% comfortable leaving Wolf with her so we’re not nervous.  But be it that it’s our first time going out – just the two of us – since Wolf was born, it is a little exciting and a little hard!  I know I’ll be happy once I settle in to my romantic dinner {and glass of wine!} with my husband but my mind is always thinking about Wolf.  Is he crying too much?  Will she know how to swaddle him to make him comforted?  Will he do something cute for the first time and we’ll miss it?

How did you feel the first time you left your baby with a sitter?

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About Alyson Brown


Alyson Brown

Alyson Brown is a graphic designer living with her husband Levi, little boy Wolf and two cats in Bend, Oregon. She blogged for the Pregnancy channel on Babble, writing about her personal struggles to breastfeed, as well as searching for the perfect diaper bag. More of her work can be found on her lifestyle blog, Unruly Things.

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4 thoughts on “Time To Celebrate!! And Leave Wolf With A Sitter…

  1. SJ says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! Glad for this post! My husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary in a few days and leaving our baby for the first time too! I’m eager to hear what the other mommas have to say too!

  2. Kimberly says:

    How relevant! Just last night my fiance and I celebrated our two-year anniversary and left our 4-week-old daughter for the first time. Granted, her grandma (my mother) was the babysitter, but it was still pretty hard. As a breastfeeding mama, I worried that the 10 ounces of pumped milk I left wouldn’t be enough to cover our two-hour dinner (she’s a cluster feeder). And recently she has developed colic in the evening, so we were also afraid she would scream the whole time. The good news is … everything was fine. Once we were on our way to dinner, I told myself that she was in good hands and there was no reason to worry. My fiance even commented during dinner how proud he was of me for not obsessing over our daughter and what she was doing all evening. And because I didn’t worry, my fiance and I had an awesome time (and I had a beer, and it was GREAT!). Our daughter was just fine with her grandparents, and ten ounces was JUST enough milk. I’m glad I now know how much to leave (12-14 oz) next time. ;)

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  4. Lisa says:

    I had a mandatory work seminar a few weeks ago and it was the first time I was to be away from Baby Fia (she’s 3 months now). I cried for a good 10 min. or so, but then I was fine. She was too. We had spent a lot of time with my mother and the baby so they would have a chance to bond. I think as long as the baby is with someone they’ve met and are used to, all will be well.

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