I've had offers, oh have I had offers. My mom and Drew's mom have offered a bajillion and a half times each. Drew's friend from work who we run with has offered. Other random friends have offered.
But for some reason
It started off innocently enough. I didn't feel comfortable having her spend the night somewhere while we were still nursing. It meant that she would have that comfort if she needed/wanted it, and I would end up pumping- which totally cancels out the relaxation of a night away from the baby. So we waited.
Once she weaned, I still didn't feel right about it, but of course I had a different reason. The kid doesn't sleep. I felt too guilty about depriving someone else of their sleep just so I could get some of my own. So we waited.
Then the offers stopped for awhile. I think people were just so tired of me coming up with excuses that they gave up. Well, that's about when I started to feel like I needed a night without her.
Now she's 22 months old. Mommy need a good night's sleep. A night that doesn't include hearing her kick the side of her crib as she rolls over, yells for snuggles at 2 am or wakes up rearing to go for the day at 5:30. After 22 (+9) months of crappy sleep, I'm ready.
I just need to make a plan. And not over think it.