Last night Alessia had her first ever sleep over.
It did not go very well…
Alessia was fine, me… not so much! 😂
I have never wanted her to have a sleep over as I don’t like the thought of being away from her overnight, and she is such a good sleeper that I haven’t felt like I’ve needed a “break” from her.
But due to needing to be separated when we go into hospital to have Bub, we reluctantly agreed that she needs to have a night away from us to make sure that she would be ok when the time comes.
We had originally planned to go to Gold Class Cinemas as our Obstetrician has gifted us tickets, when we checked the sessions though there was nothing that we wanted to see so decided to just have a night at home.
We ended up staying at my mums for dinner as I wasn’t ready to leave her for such a long period just yet.
It was nice as both my brothers were also there too so it was an impromptu family dinner.
At 8pm we decided it was time to go as Alessia goes down anytime between 8:30 – 10pm depending on how her naps went during the day.
Alessia was completely unphased by us leaving and waved to us as we drove off.
One thing my mum taught/told me was if we are ever leaving our kids, is to make sure we say goodbye to them and never sneak off. This way they understand that you have left rather than look for you and get upset later. Alessia has never cried when we have left her, and knows we will always come back for her.
We didn’t even make it to the end of mums street and I was crying my eyes out! I cried for a good 5 mins and was a mumbling mess. A combination of mum guilt, pregnancy hormones and realising I wouldn’t see my baby girl for 12 hours! 😩
We talked about it in the car on the way home and agreed that whilst we would happily go back and get her, it is necessary in the lead up to Bub number 2.
When we got home, the water works started again! And I struggled to turn them off… I had a nice shower (#TooFatToFitInOurBath 😂) and wiped my tears away, washed my face and convinced myself to try and just enjoy the night off.
Thank god for Netflix! We binge watched 5 episodes of How to get away with Murder before calling it a night at 12:30am
I was texting mum every half hour or so until she told me to “watch my shows or go the f*ck to sleep” 😂
I made her send me a photo of my sleeping Bub as proof that she was ok.
I had one of the worst night sleeps I’ve had in months. Despite getting 7 hours sleep with a quick 4am thanks to a very active Bub Number 2, I woke up feeling tired, and lost despite being in our own home.
For the first time in almost 16 months, I didn’t wake up to my daughter and her delicious cuddles. And I was sad.
FaceTime to the rescue! 🙌🏼
Alessia woke just before 6am at mums, but slept well and was loving playing with her nan nan and enjoying her choc chip toast and banana for breakfast.
We woke at 7:30am. Alessia’s usual wake time, my body clock has adjusted and I’m automatically up at that time now.
We got up, had some breakfast, got ready and left home on route to get our girl! 🏃🏼♀️
Thankfully the traffic had eased and we got there relatively quickly. I was so excited to see her, we was she to see us.
Being a daddy’s girl, she was more interested in cuddles with Adam than me but I was just excited to be with her that I didn’t mind.
I am glad we did it but certainly not doing it again unless absolutely necessary anytime soon!
I knew I would hate being away from her, I just didn’t realise how badly I would handle it.
I’m not a helicopter mum but my attachment to this kid is off the charts.
I’m not sure if it’s because we tried so hard to conceive her that I can’t bear the thought of being away from her, or just the type of mum I am #Clingy.
Either way, she is stuck with me…. at least until she’s 35. 😂
Currently 32Weeks+2 Days pregnant so home stretch now 🙈
My Hospital bag is now ready to be packed, bubs newborn stuff is all washed and ready for her.
Alessia is so ready to be a big sister, and whilst the adjustment period may take a little while to understand that she now shares us with her sister, I know she will thrive.
Only a few more weeks left of work now, looking forward to a break before bubs. And by break I mean moving out of our home. We sold it 2 and a bit weeks ago. 👏🏼
2018 is certainly going to be a year to remember.