SO and I are going away for 3 days, 2 nights for his birthday on the 16th. His parents will be taking A for us. Since she has never spent the night without us, we decided that she should spend the night there Friday so that she will be a little more used to sleeping there before doing it for two nights. I am freaking out.
A has never spent the night somewhere else, and we have never been apart for more than a few hours at a time. The thought of it is seriously making me hyperventilate. I know it's irrational, and SO's parents love A and are absolutely capable of caring for her. Honestly, I am not at all worried about how she will be taken care of or anything like that, I am just having a really hard time shaking the thought that she is going to think that I abandoned her. I just keep picturing her waking up, or crying for me and I'm not there. SO keeps telling me that I don't need to worry, she's a baby and she does not think like that or even know what abandonment is and she'll probably forget about me until I come back anyway. That didn't make me feel much better.
Can you ladies please talk me down? It's hard for SO to understand because although he is a great father and would do anything for his daughter, he has no where near the same attachment issues as I do lol. Anyone else gotten through their first extended stay without LO? Please convince me that I will make it through this trip and hopefully even enjoy myself.