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To worry my baby will forget me (half light hearted, half tearful!)

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scarednoob Sat 06-Aug-16 17:52:16

Family holiday in Cornwall but I couldn't quite get the full 2 weeks off work, so DP has taken 10 month old DD today, with MIL, and I am joining them on Wednesday. She's PFB and although I work full time (DP is SAHD), I've never been apart from her for more than a working day before!

I thought I would love the space and alone time and felt guilty about that, but instead I'm really quite sad and missing her so much already. Will she forget me in 4 days????

OreosAreTasty Sat 06-Aug-16 17:53:45

No won't.
It must be tough, but try to relax.
She'll be just fine.
If anything she'll miss you and be delighted to see you smile

Eatthecake Sat 06-Aug-16 17:55:50


Of course she will not forget you.

All my 4 DC have been away without me many times and away without DH many times due to our work commitments.

As Mums we sometimes think baby won't be ok without us but most times they Absouletly are espically when with a good Dad

Don't feel guilty, enjoy it! Have a glass of wine, slice cake, read a book,cook something bloody lovely, have a nice quiet bath

LouisTherouxsGlasses Sat 06-Aug-16 17:56:20

No she won't! Babies always know exactly who Mummy is by her smell. Proof: If you can't get a baby to drink from a bottle, wrap mum's jumper round it to provide the right smell (old Indian trick from my sheep-farming dad).

Isn't nature fantastic smile

Artandco Sat 06-Aug-16 17:57:24

Not at all. Dh and I travel often a few days away, sometime 2 weeks, whilst children stay with other parent. They are happy as Larry.

You could FaceTime her nowdays also

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Sat 06-Aug-16 17:58:44

She isn't going to forget you!

But you now have a choice about the rest of the weekend. Fret yourself to flinders or have a nice time... Get off MN and go and do something nice to take your mind off it! <said with love>

Sparklesilverglitter Sat 06-Aug-16 17:59:39

I am sure she won't forget you flowers

Try and do a little something nice for youself OP

justnotaballetmum Sat 06-Aug-16 18:00:03

Aw, it passes, I promise! I thought I was going to need counselling after going to work when my DD was little but once she started walking turned one I enjoyed the peace!

Ihatechoosingnames Sat 06-Aug-16 18:02:14

Aw she won't forget you, she will be excited to see you!

scarednoob Sat 06-Aug-16 18:24:53

Thanks everyone, you have cheered me up! Not sure what that baby has done to me - not long ago it would have meant a sat night out on the lash. Now it's uninterrupted tidying up then a plate of pappardelle and "Friday night dinner"...!

Lules Sat 06-Aug-16 18:31:49

I went to a conference for 4 days leaving my then 8 month old. I was in a complete state when I left, but then it was fine. And the massive double take and look of shock on his face when I walked back through the front door was so funny and sweet it made up for it

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