We finally did it! We went on our very first date since the baby was born. She's almost 6 months old, and we've gone literally everywhere with her in tow since she was born. Yesterday she got dropped off at grandma's house and we went to a late lunch and movie. We dined al fresco sharing flatbread pizza and salads with a lovely glass of Chardonnay. It was nice to spend sometime together. We saw a movie too (Bourne Legacy).
2 hours into the movie I started to get anxious about BabyG's bedtime. We got out of the movie around 6:40 and headed to grandma's house to pick her up. Now - my mom watches her 3 days a week, so I wasn't nervous about her watching her yesterday. Yet, of course - there was an incident. BabyG started throwing up about an hour before we picked her up. So, when we walked in, she was crying, rubbing her eyes and looked so sad. But once she saw us, she calmed down and started smiling and laughing.
I guess it's to be expected. Babies just seem to know when you are taking time for yourself and pick that moment to have a meltdown. Everyone must have that story of their kid getting sick on date night right?
However, we've realized that in order to keep our relationship strong it really is important to take the time together without her. Time together to be a couple instead of a very tired mommy and overwhelmed daddy. So, we are going to try again in a few weeks. We aren't quite ready for the weekly date night, but we are getting there.