Re: Extremly Nervous about time away
First off I want to say *woot* Bonaroo!! You guys are gonna have a great time. I'm jealous.
I'd definitely bring your pump with you. I tried to go ONE night (2 days) away from Nora (at ~18 mos I think) without pumping and I came back so painfully engorged it was ridiculous. I didn't bring it because I knew I'd be drinking and didn't want to save the milk, but I definitely needed it for my own comfort.
As for making it easier on you guys, I'm not sure what you can do. It will probably be harder on you than Silas, especially if he's comfortable around your parents. It's great that he's sleeping all night, that was the main thing I worried about when I left Nora. She did amazing, though. She woke, but let daddy comfort her and went right back to sleep without a fuss or needing a bottle or anything. She actually slept better than when I was there.
See how the trial run goes, it will probably make you feel better and get you a little more used to giving up control and that might make it easier for you. Do you trust your parents?
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