Ok, Ready? Here I go with my first official post! Hopefully you can relate. As you know from my “Lets Get To Know Each Other” post, I am a New Mom. My son is now 5 months and he is honestly our everything. But although we love him with all of our hearts I was starting to feel like me and my boyfriend were kind of letting each other go a little bit. So how can we find time for your relationship while being new parents?
Before having our son, we used to go out everywhere. We used to go to mini trips and discover new hidden towns, kind of disappear for the whole weekend. Now, it is a whole different story – Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like we don’t ever go out. We definitively do a lot of things as a family. Like taking multiple trips to Target and Walmart haha… But a few days ago, I realized that him and I haven’t had a real date in, what now seems, like forever.
Again, I love my baby with all my heart, and I worry way to much when I am not with him. In my head, nobody can take care of him as well as I do (well, maybe my mom haha). Understandably, the baby takes most of our time. There is a reason why it took me 5 months to realize that our daily routine had adjusted to our baby’s schedule. With the excitement that comes with a baby, it is hard not to lose yourself. It is hard to find the perfect balance between the “new you” and having a healthy nurturing relationship with your partner.
In 5 months we only spent one night away from the baby. We had a get-together at our house and my mom offered to stay with the baby. I enjoyed the get-together but, for me, it was hard to sleep without knowing how the baby was doing. So after that day I was against the idea of leaving the baby for a whole night. Don’t judge me – take into consideration that the baby was only 2.5 months when this happened so it was a little harder to let go. Now that he is big, healthy, and strong I think I am open to the idea again. After casually bringing this up to my boyfriend, he surprised me by telling me how he’s been thinking about us taking sometime for ourselves too.
We made the necessary arrangements and we quickly decided to book a hotel for a night at a town that is 45 minutes away from our home. Not to far and not to close. This town has everything we want- Plenty of restaurants, a bowling alley, a country bar, a movie theater and the hotel is 2 minutes away. And although we are only going away for one night I am super exited to do the things we used to do.
Now the question is, What am I going to wear!?