Last weekend, I went to Dewey Beach for two nights for a bachelorette weekend. I have to admit that it was a little harder than I had anticipated to leave DD and DH for two nights. When I first got there, I felt a wave of sadness and wondered if I had made the wrong decision by going. But after a night out including a few beers and playing flip cup (my favorite drinking game in college), I was feeling a bit better. The whole weekend I missed them dearly and called in regularly to check in to see how things were going. DH handled things beautifully and did a great job taking care of DD. I ended up having a really great time but by Sunday, I could not wait to get home and see them.
So, here?s my analysis of the weekend away:
(1) It was great to go out to crazy bars with lots of singles and realize that I am so happy to be married to a wonderful husband and to have a baby. I don?t miss my single days one bit. A great Saturday night to me is making dinner at home and watching a movie with DH, DD and the dog.
(2) I think distance does make the heart grow fonder. It was good to be away so DH and I can appreciate each other more. And, it also reminded me how precious every moment with my baby is.
(3) DH is more self-sufficient. On Wednesday, I wasn?t feeling well and needed a nap. He took DD to the grocery store on his own (which I don?t think he would?ve done before).
(4) We all need balance in our lives. I want my daughter to grow up knowing that I?m not only a mom ? I am also a wife, a friend, a daughter, a sister, and an individual. So, I'm glad that I made the decision to do something for myself because I hope to strike a balance throughout motherhood.