I left my Katiebear for a whole 7 hours today. I had a thing to do in the city, which required me to be without bebe - and so with the help of my mom and the Hubs - I left at 7:30 this morning and didn't return until after 2pm. I think I was stressed about 80% of the time I was away....
Yes I realize how much this makes me sound like a crazy newbie mom - and yet, I admit it because it's true.
I was stressed because she hasn't really taken a bottle as of yet, and all I could think about was how much she'd be crying and sobbing and starving the entire time. Oh - and missing me of course.
So what do you think I arrived home to (after driving 140km/hr across the 407 to get home in record time)?
Silence. Everyone (except my mom) asleep and happy(ish). Apparently Katie did scream a lot. But also had lots of happy moments. And apparently she didn't sleep much at all the entire morning. But she was asleep when I got home (and in fact is still asleep as I write this) (yes, I didn't go wake her up immediately) (yet) - and apparently she took 3 full ounces at one go. At around noon.
Which means she held out for over 4 hours hoping I would come rescue her.... and when she realized it wasn't happening, decided she was hungry enough to take a few ounces.
Don't get me wrong - this makes me happy. I'm glad she wasn't miserable the entire time. And I'm hoping this means she'll be more open to the occasional bottle.
But I also can't wait for her to wake up so I can give her lots of snuggles and tell her just how much I missed her.