I have to leave for a work trip tomorrow (Tue) late afternoon. I'll return home Saturday before noon. My lo is 15 months old. This is a big conference my office puts on and I'm really involved the whole day 7am - 9pm. I won't have much time to spend with lo and I'll have little energy left to take care of her.
As it stands I'm a little ready for a break but the poor dear has been plagued with teeth, ear infections, colds, more teeth and more colds. She's just getting over a sinus infection. I'm not complaining about taking care of her because I love her so much. But I'm torn about taking her along with me or leaving her at home. I'd need to bring a babysitter (which I have available) but after working long hard days I'd have to work long hard nights too. I've never been selfish but I kind of would like to sleep through the night and have enough energy to do my best at this conference. I still nurse lo 3 -6 times a day (1 -3 times at night). I'm worried that she won't want me if I leave her home (with my husband) I think she'll be mad at me and maybe won't want to nurse anymore?
Has anyone left their 15 month old for a few days and returned to still have a good relationship and bf relationship. I know it's really selfish of me to even think to leave her when I can bring her but I'm completely exhausted and this conference takes a lot of energy.
I would appreciate any advise or experiences. Thank you!