The first one hour period was when he was 10 days old and I had a 103 degree fever (mastitis) and needed to go to the doctors. Needless to say I was so exhausted and delirious I hardly remembered the baby free outing.
The second time I left him was to do a quick run to the drug store for more diapers. And I say quick because when you compare it to the extra time needed to get a baby into his car seat, into car, out of car, into stroller and finally into the store - it truly was a breeze.
And the third time was to go to the gym 2 blocks away for the first time post partum.
All three outings were local and my husband LOVED the extra one-on-one time he got to spend with James! I had zero concerns leaving our baby with him, it was me that I was concerned about!!! I didn't want to be away from my baby for a minute!
But when my bi-annual Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse sale shopping trip with my sisters (a tradition that started with my Mom) / Nate's first overnight with James was approaching, I realized that I should start putting an emergency contact list together. Not just for him, but I really should have these numbers readily available in case something were to happen when I am home alone with the baby...which is pretty much every day! And once we're comfortable enough to have a babysitter, this is a must have for the house!
Well, good old Pinhole Press just wouldn't let me type up a list and tape it to the fridge...they had to make this adorable photo magnet...and I just couldn't resist!
|Emergency Contact Info Magnet Portrait - $4.99|
I think this would make a cute stocking stuffer for new parents, don't ya think?
Just another one of my recent Pinhole Press creations...and yes, there are more to come!
P.S. Did I mention how much fun Nate and James had when Mommy was away?! :) I love my boys!