Monday calls for coffee!!! This is going to be such a long week for me so I’ve really been dreading this Monday for a while now. Mostly because tomorrow is going to be one of my hardest days as a mother yet! I have to fly to New York and leave Molly overnight for the very first time. I’ve never spent a night away from her. In fact, I’ve never not been here in the morning when she wakes up. Every single morning since she was born over one year ago, I’ve greeted that tiny little human when she starts her day and it makes MY day to see the huge smile on her face! And look, I know she’s going to be fine. If anything, I’m way more worried about how I’m going to be than how she’s going to be.
I will say this however, she definitely needs her comforting from her mama. Her daddy is the one she loves to play with and laugh with. But when she feels unsure or scared or falls down she always wants her mama. Especially at nighttime. I put her to bed every single night because she just cries and cries when Kevin tries to do it (Poor thing. Keivn, not Molly. It breaks his heart. He WANTS to put her to bed each night). So he definitely is going to have his hands full when I’m gone. Kevin’s mother has graciously offered to fly out here from Indiana to help out. Just because Kevin has to go to work at 4:30am and we didn’t really feel comfortable asking a friend or nanny to come over at 4 AM to watch her. So yes, you might think we’re totally crazy for having Kevin’s mother fly out but hey, it makes us feel comfortable! And it’s what works for us. And I’m sure this won’t happen every time I have to leave or Kevin has to leave overnight but this first time is a big deal and quite frankly, I’m a little bit crazy. Ha!
Anyway, like I was saying above, I’m way more worried about how I’m gonna feel than I am about how Molly is going to feel. Any advice from other mamas out there? Should I just drink a ton of wine the whole time I’m gone? Ha! Don’t get me wrong, I will definitely be trying my best to enjoy my me time while away. I basically leave for NYC first thing tomorrow morning and get into the city around 8 PM or so. Then I wake up bright and early the next day for a project I’m working on. And then after a full day of work, fly out that night. It’s going to be a crazy trip but I just couldn’t bear the thought of being away from her more than one night. But even though I’m only away for one night, she’ll be going to bed without me for two nights. Obviously tomorrow night because I’ll be sleeping in New York City. But the following night as well because I won’t get back into Los Angeles until around midnight. So I totally hate that I’m missing two bed times! But at least she’ll only have to wake up without me one morning. And I’ll be here Thursday morning to snuggle her up as soon as she opens her eyes!
So anyway, my point in writing this blog post is two reasons. One – I really want to get advice from all of you! What did you do when you had to leave your little one for the first time? Did you just have to suck it up and do it? Any special things you did that maybe I’m not thinking about?
And then of course I’m also going to share my outfit details because my pics in this blog post show me wearing one of my favorite tops! I mean, how beautiful is this floral top I’m wearing? I bought it when I was shopping the Nordstrom Sale the other day. But don’t worry if you’re not a Nordstrom card holder and can’t access the sale yet! This top isn’t even part of the sale, but it’s still super affordable so it might as well be a sale price. The top is only $39! It’s so pretty and perfect for summer.
I paired it with my favorite high waisted jeans that are super flattering and right now they’re on sale for buy one get the second pair for $20. So it’s definitely a good time to stock up on jeans for fall.
And oh my gosh! I’ve been meaning to write about these sunglasses forever! Every time I’m wearing them in one of my Instagram Story videos, multiple people ask me where I got them. And I’m sure many of them assume they’re expensive because I think they look expensive! But they’re totally not. They’re only $12!
Ok I just realized this blog post is getting kind of long so I’ll end it here but the rest of the details on my look are below the pictures.
And please help me out and share any advice you have in the comments below about the first time you left your little one. Thank you loves and wish me luck! I’m going to need it.