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February 14th, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Has anyone escaped for any "Mommy time" yet? Girls night out, mani/pedi, or even just a grocery trip alone? Cuz as we all know, even that is great!

I went out with a friend last night for dinner and drinks. It was GREAT! I was a little nervous to leave my girls, but they stayed with DH and he did pretty well. I think Lucy gave him a run for his money at bedtime, but its good for the both of them If Mommy can handle it, so can daddy!

Anyone else get a little time off yet?
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February 14th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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My hubby made me run some errands on both saturday and sunday just so I could get out of the house. It made me feel semi human.
Eventually I'll get out of the house for a girls night or something. I still have a gift certificate for an hr massage that I still have to get. Soon!

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February 14th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Time by myself? no. But I did take DS to the Children's Discovery Museum last week for his birthday while Taylor stayed home with daddy. Perhaps not the smartest move at 1 week post partum, but it was fun!
~Kasi~ Mommy to Sean Elliot and Taylor Joelle!

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February 14th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Yes, quite a few times. But just to the grocery store or to run a couple errands. Feels nice but I'm looking forward to a fun time alone.

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February 14th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Ha! DH thinks when Evan cries that he's doing something wrong. I don't think he'd last alone! I know all the secrets too because I'm still on maternity leave but DH wants to try it his own way..

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February 14th, 2013, 06:44 PM
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Mommy time and Daddy time are totally a must. We sort of have a unique situation right now where DH is working from home and sometimes has some free time to do a quick feeding or watch her while I do a little work (usually no more than 30 min or so but it's something). I really believe you need breaks from time to time and it does recharge my batteries. For my DH, he has daddy time and he plays basketball a few nights a week and I go up an hour before my DH so I can have a few minutes to myself before bed and he does the last feeding and puts her down. I also am in a choir so one night a week I go out for that and sometimes hang around and chat with some of the girls after.

I'm a definite proponent of mommy time or at least getting out of the house during the day with your LO. We spend many an am just walking around Target just to move about!

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February 15th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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I've gone to the grocery alone several times, or with one of the bigger kids. I try to take one of them with me sometimes because it gives them some one on one time with me. Especially my daughter, who I think is having a really hard time right now. I'm not sure if it's because of the baby, because she seems to adore him and doesn't really display any obvious jealousy, but her attitude and behavior are hideous right now.

I'm hoping to get out with some girlfriends in the next week or two, probably just for dinner or coffee or something. I'd love to go out for drinks but I don't know how to do that since I'd have to drive home afterward.

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February 15th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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I'm going tonight! Me and some gals from work are seeing the Nicholas Sparks chick flick and then having dessert at the Melting Pot afterwards! It's going to be fun- I miss my work buddies. My hubby will do fine- I promised him a "reward" in return

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February 15th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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I haven't done anything yet except a 30 min trip to the store once or twice. BUT for Valentines Day my DH got me a gift certificate for a massage is ia think I may go and get one this weekend! I can't wait!

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February 15th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Nope. Havent had any time away from Mika yet.

My DH has been handling everything (except driving to dance the nights he works) with the older 4 kids so I can just deal with the baby.

So its beeen nice to just focus on the one child when DH is home.

Mykelti James 01.21.13
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February 15th, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Well, I got to run to Walgreens by myself last weekend. It was amazing but I felt naked because it has been so long since I went anywhere alone without all 3 kids, or at least the 2 kids and being pregnant. Oh I also ran to the supermarket a few weeks ago while DH watched all the kids. You know what I just noticed that is completely unfair. I watch all 3 kids ALL THE TIME alone, and DH watches all 3 kids for a half hour while I run to the supermarket and I look at him like he is superman.

That is completely unfair because I know he doesnt look at me as superwoman...Im just doing my job. What is with that!!
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February 16th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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I was supposed to go out last last to my favorite restaurant with some friends, but they all got sick!! I was so bummed cause I even put on make-up and curled my hair! Plus, I needed a night out! DS2 is especially driving me crazy. DH was going to let just go out, but then he ended up having to work late. It totally sucked. Today I took all 4 out and about so DH could take a nap (cause he has to work again tonight). It wasn't too bad. I'm hoping to get out alone soon though!

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