Last week I spent a fair amount of time away from the baby since I’ve had her and I didn’t realize how necessary it was! While I’m so incredibly attached and I just want to squeeze the beejeez out of her ALL THE TIME, it’s not healthy. I need to remind myself to take some time off from being “on” 24/7.
Last Thursday, I had my neighbor watch her I could go to my first dental cleaning in ages. That was the first time I left bug with someone other than my parents and of course it was fine! It was more than fine! Not only did Carol have fun babysitting, I’m happy to report I have no cavities and like my new dental office.
Then on Saturday morning, I went to get a much needed haircut. I totally bonded with the hair stylist over kids and she also reminded me that me-time is an absolute must for moms. Duly noted! Next time, I’m thinking I should extend my visit and get some highlights!
Later that night, we went to a friend’s house for one of our big group dinners and Ale checked on the baby while I enjoyed a glass of wine (or two). That was the first time I truly enjoyed a drink since the baby was born. Before that, I only had a sip of Ale’s drink here and there but now that the little miss sleeps through the night, pour me some grape juice! (Side note, I made this killer tomato pie as part of my contribution for dinner and I highly suggest you make one asap, especially since we’re in prime tomato time! Email me if you’re interested in the recipe!)
On Sunday, while Ale took the baby out for brunch with his grandma, I treated myself to a mani/pedi. I went with some bright neon shades (I used the ring finger neon yellow shade on my feet)
And because Ale had had a big brunch, I took a night off from cooking dinner and took a long afternoon nap. Talk about living the vida loca up in here! So after the most restful weekend in forever, I had the most pleasant week ever! I now realize the importance of taking time for myself. It is more than okay to step back, let someone else take over, and r-e-l-a-x. I found myself in a better place every night this week. I didn’t feel snappy, moody, or overextended. Let’s hope I’ve learned my lesson and don’t let another three months roll by before I take a break.
Over and out!