Our little girl turned 13-months-old last Friday, but today is the first time I have been away from her for an extended amount of time (by extended, I mean more than 4 hours).
Since our next little one is due to arrive in the middle of November, I know that there will be a need for little one number one to stay overnight at the grandparents' house. To ease into this idea, I decided that she should begin spending an entire day at her grandparents' once or twice a month. I had a dentist appointment this afternoon scheduled during the her naptime, so I decided that today would be a good day to have her stay at the in-law's house.
I met them at 10:00 so they could take her back to her house. The plan is to meet them again at 7:30 to bring her back home. Nearly ten hours without my little girl. I have to admit that I cried after I dropped her off and I am eager to see her again tonight.
We are extremely fortunate to have both sets of grandparents live so close. With her current status as the only grandchild on both sides of the family, both sets of grandparents anxiously wait for their time to spend with her.
I have gotten quite a bit done, but it is entirely too quiet around this house.