Ruby is one week shy of being 6 months old. She's not yet had a night away from me.
(I think we've visited this one before, have we not???)
My mom has asked if she can take her overnight on Saturday night. I would drive Ruby there during the day and then go pick her up on Sunday.
Yes, I could use a night off. And Steve and I could use a night of just being together.
My mom is a good caregiver (as long as she doesn't allow my dad to influence her).
I know damn well that I will feel sick with worry and guilt and I will miss her like crazy if we do this. I can handle that if I think that it's the right thing to do. If I thought that I was benefiting her in some way I could deal with my own issues. I have already seen fear in her eyes when I hand her off to someone that isn't me or Steve and it breaks my heart.
Is it too early?
Is she too young?
Could it really benefit her at this young age to spend some time away from me?
Will she miss me?
Should I do this????