Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Sleep Away Camp
Tonight will be Kaelin's first night away from us...(other than the time I was hospitalized after her birth for my DVT!). My husband's sister takes care of her and she will be taking Kaelin to a senior awards night for their other sister and then they will be spending the night at Kaelin's grandmother's house. Daddy woke up with a high level of separation anxiety and started ticking off all the things his sister would have to take. He carried Kaelin's bathtub, bathtoys, diapers, wipes, books, toys, pack and play, and all kinds of other baby paraphernalia downstairs. He loaded all of it in his sister's car including the stroller. Then he made sure that I had written instructions for everything that she might need. Keep in mind that his sister takes care of Kaelin all day, everyday so she is very knowledgeable of all things Kaelin.
Last night Kaelin (finally) started to get her fourth bottom tooth, so she was restless and I ended up giving her Tylenol so she could get to sleep...of course, he started worrying that it might not be a good night for her to be away because of this.
I have really mixed emotions...I am going to miss her TO PIECES, but I'm not anxious about her being with my sister in law. I have the utmost confidence in her abilities and Kaelin LOVES her. So, I will really miss Kaelin, but I think it will be nice to get our first "date" night in. We seriously haven't been together on an outing or even had any time for just the two of us since Kaelin was born. Heck, we might get crazy and even go to the movies on a (gasp!) school night!