April 2013 Moms

Date Night

When will you or when did you take your first date night without LO? If you've already taken a date night, how often are you? 

Our 3rd anniversary is next week, so we're taking our first date night. LO will be 8 weeks then. I'm sure we'll be typical FTPs and talk and worry about him the entire time!  

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  • Happy anniversary and good for you guys! I don't think my DH and I have had more than a handful of date nights since our DS1 was born 3.5 years ago.  Sad and pathetic. We have one planned for the end of the month so will see how it goes since I haven't started pumping yet this time around, but will start next week. We need to find a babysitter! 
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  • Once I go back to work, we will have the grandmas living with us for seven weeks to provide child care. We plan on using the heck out of that and doing at least weekly dates. After that, probably every few weeks. We joined a baby sitting coop, but haven't used it yet!

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  • My first is tomorrow night for my 10 year HS reunion.... I am freaking out and don't want to go! My sister planned her summer visit around this so she will be here so I will have a trust worthy babysitter. But I feel like my LO is still do little and needs me. : I will go and I might have fun but right now I am freaking out

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  • We went out for dinner for my Birthday on May 13th, Becky was a day shy of a month old. MIL watched all 3 kids for us (with help from FIL and 3 BILs, but they mostly played with/entertained the older 2 girls). Becky did great! We were only gone about 3 hours. We are doing a cooking class on the 18th for DH's father's day gift and MIL will again watch the girls.We try to go out at least once a month.

    With #1 we went away for 3 days for our anniversary when she was 3 months old. It was a much needed re-connection vacation for us. It was great even though I had to pump every 3 hours.  

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  • We did at 4 weeks. We went out to dinner and then went grocery shopping. Very romantic. lol. 

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  • We went out for the first time about 3 weeks PP. We just went out to dinner while my mom watched LO. We were gone only about an hour and a half, and of course I thought of LO almost the entire time. We've been out on dates two other times since then. The longest we were away was about 5 hours for dinner and a movie. We're fortunate in that my mom is willing to take care of LO any time and encourages us to go out on dates. It gets a little easier each time I leave her, but I'm still wondering what she's up to, if she's doing OK, is she crying, etc. I make a conscious effort to talk about other things, otherwise I'll end up just talking about LO the entire time.
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  • We had our first date 5 days after dd was born.  It was our anniversary and my MIL was in town. We waited for dd1 to go to bed, then I bf dd2 and we went out to dinner.  Was only gone for less than 2 hours but was nice!  Have gone out maybe 4 times since, now that I can pump and leave a bottle for a sitter (and give a bottle in MOTN so I can have a few drinks and not worry) its been easier. We are lucky that my in laws are here often, and my sister lives nearby too so I have no problems leaving her with them. I have yet to leave with both kids awake though, that's tough for 1 person to watch so our dates don't start til late, after 8pm, after we put dd1 to bed. 

    We have also had friends come to our house for dinner. So we are still social and having fun adult time, but I can bf or whatever when needed.  

    ETA: we live in the city and are sort of foodies and like good wine, so make an effort since having dd1 to still get out for a date at least once a month and something social with friends together at least once a month. 

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  • Funny you should post about this, because I was JUST thinking about how it's friday and it would be fun to get out of the house and leave LO with my mom for a little while.  So far, I've had about 3 nights out with my girlfriends and DH is home with baby, but he and I have not had any time together since LO was born 8 weeks ago!  Well, we did once go to this green house that was right by my parents house and we were there for like an hour - does that count? I remember that being totally weird not being with LO for even an hour. 

    Happy anniversary :)

  • We had our first date night the weekend of our anniversary. We went to see the new Star Trek movie, leaving LO with a close friend. I hope we can manage a once a month date night.

     

  • My dB made me go out at 3 weeks I cried the entire time..I'm better now its 9 weeks
  • I'm EBF, so unless I start pumping, I can't really leave DS yet.
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  • image ToAoShesha:
    My first is tomorrow night for my 10 year HS reunion.... I am freaking out and don't want to go! My sister planned her summer visit around this so she will be here so I will have a trust worthy babysitter. But I feel like my LO is still do little and needs me. : I will go and I might have fun but right now I am freaking out

     

    my 10 year reunion is this month too! Have fun 

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  • We usually go every other friday since my husband goes to work on the rig for a week and stays at a man camp. The date night only include a movie, but it is just great spending time with just him.
     
     
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  • Our wedding anniversary was April 16, only 11 days after DD was born.  We happily went out on a 2 hour date to dinner, while my mom stayed home with her.  We of course talked about DD, but we felt very comfortable leaving her with grandma.
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    image RussianMommy:
    I'm EBF, so unless I start pumping, I can't really leave DS yet.

    pump some bottles, woman!  Even just grocery shopping without an infant can be a nice break! 

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    image RussianMommy:
    I'm EBF, so unless I start pumping, I can't really leave DS yet.

    pump some bottles, woman! &nbsp;Even just grocery shopping without an infant can be a nice break!&nbsp;



    I know I know. The pump I have hurts so much! So far we've been lucky and DS just sleeps whenever we go out but ya it would be nice
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  • Haven't been on a date night and no plans yet. We have some friends we trust but they have there hands full with there kids. We want to go to a big wine thing in October and have talked about getting a sitter. But do far nope no plans...
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  • We went out for dinner for my Birthday on May 13th, Becky was a day shy of a month old. MIL watched all 3 kids for us (with help from FIL and 3 BILs, but they mostly played with/entertained the older 2 girls). Becky did great! We were only gone about 3 hours. We are doing a cooking class on the 18th for DH's father's day gift and MIL will again watch the girls.We try to go out at least once a month.

    With #1 we went away for 3 days for our anniversary when she was 3 months old. It was a much needed re-connection vacation for us. It was great even though I had to pump every 3 hours.  

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  • Done two date nights and one girls night. I could use another of both.
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  • Last weekend. DS was with the ILs for the weekend, so my sister came by and watched DD while we went to see Iron Man. She was almost 5 weeks. We were gone about 4 hours. 

    I'm hoping to get her to keep both kids next weekend so we can go out for my birthday.  

  • My ILs will be here week after next and our anniversary is that week, so if I can get her to take a bottle by then we will try and go out for dinner or something.
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  • Our wedding is in October and ds will be 6mths old on our wedding day. That's as close to a date as we will get. All the kids will be with us but hey we will be dressed to the nines ;

    And I see some talking about their 10yr Hs reunion I'm over thinking "dang my 20 yr is coming up lol"
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    I'm EBF, so unless I start pumping, I can't really leave DS yet.


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  • Enjoy your anniversary date!

    We have yet to have a date night. Our anniversary is July 1 so we'll probably go out sometime around then. DS will be about 10 weeks old. With my daughter we got out sooner but it's harder with 2 kids. We are very lucky to have a lot of family very close by so we have free babysitters that we really trust!
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  • Our first date night was at 5 weeks we do them weekly now. We've done a few overnight trips as well but we only leave LO with one of his grandmas since they are both as over protective as I am.

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    image Kate_C:

    image RussianMommy:
    I'm EBF, so unless I start pumping, I can't really leave DS yet.

    pump some bottles, woman!  Even just grocery shopping without an infant can be a nice break! 

    I know I know. The pump I have hurts so much! So far we've been lucky and DS just sleeps whenever we go out but ya it would be nice

    Have you talked to an LC about this?  If it hurts, chances are you are using the wrong size breast shields. 

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  • I think we had our first date night when DD was 2 weeks old. She is now 7 wks and we've probably had 5 date nights. So we go weekly =] the first couple times we talked about her a lot now not so much. We love her but we also love spending time just the two of us.
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    We are going out tomorrow night! Good luck to you! 
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  • My LO is 5 weeks and DH and I have had weekly dates out since the second week.  I love my little girl like crazy but after being home with her all day I can use a break during the week and my mom and sisters are so willing to take her (first grand child) so we take advantage of it while they're still offering.  It gives us a break and I always love on her even more when I get back!  

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