I have never ever done even 24 hours alone with Baby L. N.E.V.E.R.
Yeah, spoiled/blessed/lucky me. Until now, that is.
How on earth am I going to survive 4 days of non-stop baby-caring without my Hubbs to help spell me off?!?
More importantly, how the heck am I going to use the potty to do #2 and keep Baby L contained?!?
What do you do when you need to go, and your baby is being uber-clingy?!?
I am worried. Scared, even. And my kid is smart; she can smell fear.
Although the small, rational part of my brain insists that I will be fine and that Baby L and I will have a great time doing "Girls Week" and going on adventures and dates together, there is also that giant hyper-paranoid/emotional/less-rational section of my brain that is drowning in "What if's." What if she misses her Daddy and becomes inconsolably fussy? What if she wakes up every freakin' hour during the night for 4 days, making me delirious with fatigue and unable to function? What if I'm too tired to engage and stimulate her developing little brain? What if I need to shower and she won't sit in the bouncer or the baby snug seat? ...
And so on, and so forth.
This is why I need advice from the mommies out there, the brave and the beautiful who have spent countless hours and days taking care of their little people (often several, and not just one) without the assistance of a dutiful spouse who takes shifts during the evening (or an emergency bathroom run).
How on earth do you do this?!