1) she has been very attached to me lately and we want her to know that other people besides mom can soothe her and put her to bed
2) so that I can have a couple hours to myself to do whatever I wanted to recharge my mom batteries
I will admit that I was very reluctant at first as I didn't want to leave and then Amelia completely lose it at bedtime because I wasn't there and Mr.D have to deal with it. Luckily, she has been good since we started doing this and went down without a peep last week. That definitely makes me feel so much better!
I have to say that this has been fabulous for me! I've gone to get groceries alone and went shopping for clothes...it's crazy how much more you can get done and quicker without a kid with you ;) I also love knowing that Amelia and Mr.D are bonding and spending time together. I am so lucky to have such a supportive husband who realizes that I need my alone time (I love being with Amelia, but I also need alone time to recharge). So thank you Mr.D for being a fabulous husband and father!