Jason isn’t the only one who stepped in and took over while I was on the mend. Katie has spent a lot of time with her Grandma and Grandpa recently.
The weekend of my surgery, Katie stayed with my parents so Jason would be able to take care of me. This was the first time Katie has stayed the night away from me, and I was feeling bad enough that the planned one-night stay ended up turning into two.
I think it was easier because I was so focused on the pain (remember, very limited meds for the pregnant lady) and wasn’t thinking a lot about much else.
Although I wish it could have been under better circumstances, I’m glad I finally gave in and let Katie have a night or two at Grandma’s house. It was great for Jason and I to finally have some alone time, something that has been almost completely absent from our lives since Miss Katie’s arrival. True, most of that time was spent with Jason bringing me water and ice and medicine, but there is something to be said for just being alone in each other’s company.
It was also nice to leave a full glass on the coffee table, eat a bowl of ice cream without having to share, and not have to watch cartoons for 48 hours. It’s not that I don’t love having Katie around and cherish every moment I spend with her, but “adult time” is important.
After I let Katie stay the night one time, it was easier to agree to it again. Just a few weeks later, Jason was doing some remodeling on our house (more on that later, I’m sure!), and I let Katie stay at my mom’s to avoid the dust and noise.
I was excited to have her back the next day, but I’ve finally learned the importance of “me time.”