Can I still refer to Fynn as a baby? She'll be 2 in a month, but I constantly call her my baby.
Fynn had her first overnight last weekend. It was a kind of spur of the moment thing. She was being a butt all day long Saturday. Whiney and demanding, throwing multiple fits and just plain wearing us out. By the time she went to bed that night Drew and I were positive that there will be no more babies and debating about giving her up for adoption. I kid... kinda.
Drew called up his parents and asked whether they wanted to keep her overnight the next night. Somehow they agreed and we spent the rest of the night and following morning doing the happy dance as we anticipated our night of freedom.
We dropped Fynn off around dinner time and headed out to dinner. A dinner where we didn't have to care how long we sat there or worry about getting home at a decent time. Then we spent an hour wondering around the grocery store looking for hot fudge to go with the cheesecake we bought (if you can't be a fatty on your first baby-free night, when can you?).
It was an amazing night. I didn't have to worry about what time I went to bed, because I wasn't going to be woken up at 5 am by Fynn yelling for me or Drew. I didn't have to check the monitor, or make sure I was quiet when I walked by her room. I slept in until 8 the next morning, and Drew got to drink a whole cup of coffee in one sitting, and while it was still hot!
This was a long (LONG) overdue occurrence. The difference it made in both of our moods and outlooks made it entirely worthwhile. Yeah, I missed her. I kept feeling like I was forgetting something and I was beyond happy to go pick her up the next morning (though she really didn't care to see me. Ran to Daddy for a hug, but barely gave me a glance... that's a whole other blog post).
Part of me is annoyed at myself for waiting so long to do an overnight, especially when I saw how happy she was with my in-laws the next morning. However, another part of me knows that by waiting so long, I appreciate that time more. We need to take advantage of offers like that more often, because they do us both a world of good.