Friday, February 27, 2009

Ski slopes here we come!!

In two weeks from today David and I will be going skiing with our friends, David and Rebekkah. Without Aubrey. She will be staying with my parents. I'm so excited about the trip. I'm looking forward to getting out of town. I'm excited about spending time with David away from Aubrey. I'm excited about going on a trip with our friends - this will be our first trip with another couple (not counting family). But I'm also getting very nervous about leaving Aubrey! I'm a typical mother who thinks no one can take care of her baby like she can! :o) Of course I trust my parents completely, I just hope my baby doesn't forget about me while I'm gone!

When we originally started planning this trip, I thought I would wean Aubrey before we went. She will be six months old after all. But the closer we got to the trip, the more I realized that I'm not ready to wean her. I mean, nursing her is the absolute best thing for her and it's free and easy! Why would I give that up?? So I started pumping and freezing milk for her. So far we have about 140 ounces of milk in our freezer. My goal was to get up to 200, but I don't think that's going to happen. I am still feeding her the regular amount on top of all this pumping. We'll only be gone 5 days, so I'm sure we'll have plenty. I just wanted a little extra just in case. My mom can always give her formula if she has to, but I would rather not have to do that. The last time we gave her formula it didn't agree with her little tummy! :(

David thinks I'll be calling my mom the whole time we're gone to check on Aubrey. He also think I'll be crying because I miss her so much. I know I'm going to miss her like crazy, but I think I will really enjoy the time away from her with my hubby :o) I probably will text my mom a lot to ask how Aubrey is doing though. I think that will be better than calling because that way I won't be able to hear her screaming in the background! Ha! My mom can just tell me she is great! Ignorance is bliss, right?

This will be the first time I'll be away from Aubrey overnight. I just hope this doesn't totally throw off her routine that we've established. I'm sure it will though. It'll be ok... we can get back into a routine. I know I'm rambling, so I'll stop. Just new mom anxieties over leaving her baby for the first time. I am so excited though!! :o)


Jennifer Henry said...

aww, I'm sure Aubrey will do great! After all, what happens at Grandma's STAYS at Grandma's!!! I hope y'all have a great time. Take lots of pics!

The Williams Family said...

Don't worry about a thing! She'll be fine. I just hope she forgets you long enough not to scream for 5 days straight!! Good thing I have unlimited text, huh???

Ashley said...

I feel like a terrible mother for saying this, but I'm so jealous that you're at the stage where you can leave. I'm just not close to that point :o( But I need to stay optimistic and "cherish these moments." Haha! Love you!