Last August was our 10 year anniversary. Evie was born 4 days later. This morning DH texted me saying that he wants to leave all 3 kids with his mom sometime in August for a week so we can go on the cruise we had talked about for our 10 year anniversary (now a year late).
I told him that it depends on when in August cause I don't wan to miss her 1st birthday. And then I started thinking. What if we are sill nursing well. She is my last and I don't want to quit nursing for a vacation. But I won't be able to pump for her, so she'd be on formula and I don't know what else Gramma would try to feed her.... GAH. She's more important to me than a vacation we've been dreaming about for a few years.
I told him I wasn't sure I'd want to leave her for that long for feeding purposes. And he replied "K. Perhaps just the three of us. In a hotel by the coast." Well that doesn't sound romantic to me at all! I appreciate the offer to have her tag along, but it's supposed to be in celebration of him and me. We need that quiet and alone time, too and on the coast we'd have no sitters.
What do you guys think?
DS#1 weaned himself at 8 months after a long downhill from supply issues and supplementing starting at 2 months.
DS#2 was down to one nursing session when he turned a year old and we continued that for a few weeks until he didn't need it anymore.
Evie is our last baby and I want to nurse as long as possible, but I realistically doubt based on history that we will be going past December.
Maybe just a weekend away for our Anniversary and then a cruise in December when I'm gonna wanna be somewhere warm anyway. If his mom comes to the kids instead of them going to her, then I'll be more comfortable about it, I think. I just know she'd load them up with junk at her house.