Huge step for me. I left Evangeline with my mom so Dave and I could have a date night. We left her for just 2 hours, but it was hard for me to leave. Luckily once I got out, I felt ok..I knew she was in safe hands with my mom, and I decided she would be ok, and I just needed some time with my hubby to enjoy each others company (yes we talked about Evangeline alot LOL) anyways, I went from 5-7 since that is between her afternoon nap and bedtime.
We both lived through the separation with minimal negative consequences is the good news. Mom said for the first half hour she was a jolly little soul, as she is these days, second half hour found her mood swinging a bit, third half hour she was downright fussy, fourth half hour she cried alot and then fell asleep in my mothers arms. I came home to her passed out, but she awoke to the sound of my voice. Cried a little more, then nursed happily and was all smiles again. Since she seems no worse for the wear. I would be comfortable doing it again if only my mom lived a bit closer. I am confident Evangeline would do better each time as she got used to it, and Dave and I could have monthly date nights.
Oh well, at least I know it’s possible. I would not leave her with almost anyone though.