Hi all! I took a little Bump hiatus because life has been insanely busy, but I wanted to pop back in to ask for some tips/advice. I'm glad to see that some familiar SN's are still around.
My old college roommate is getting married out of state in about a month and I'm a bridesmaid. Because of DH's work circumstances he can't go. We decided that it would be better to leave DS (who will be 15 months old) at home. If he came with me, I'd either be no help to the bride- which is the whole point of me going- or I'd have to get a babysitter for the whole time and I don't know anyone in Vermont, now could I afford that on top of everything else I'm paying for. Anyway, all that is to say that I'm not looking for any advice that is going to tell me to just bring him with me. I would love to, but it's just not going to happen.
The advice I would like to hear is how to make sure this doesn't cause him to suddenly wean. I know he's not ready to wean and I'm not either. I'm planning on pumping from now til then so I have a little freezer stash for DH to give him (probably in sippy cups since he never really took a bottle), and then taking the pump with me to keep up my supply (although it'll probably pain me to pump and dump!).
Re: Three nights away from 15 month old
Some other things:
1. I'd ask DH not to wash your laundry so that you can shower and switch into an already-worn shirt (sounds gross, but it's worth it) when you get back. You might smell different, so that will help.
2. I'd plan to take some time for snuggling in bed, skin-to-skin, when you get home. If the old clothes and the skin-to-skin aren't enough to win his forgiveness (if those are even necessary...some kids are all "yay! Mom's home!"), maybe take a bath together.