Before having a baby, I must admit that I liked traveling for work. I got to stay in nice hotels, eat in fancy restaurants, ride in town cars like a celebrity and could stay up as late as I wanted. My husband and I both traveled from time to time and we both enjoyed the change of scenery while we were away from home. I even took a trip when I was big and pregnant and felt no shame in using both the spa facilities and the pillow concierge at The Benjamin when I was in New York. (They really do have a pillow concierge – here’s their pillow menu http://www.thebenjamin.com/PillowMenu.aspx)
But then, here comes this bundle of perfection who is dependent on me for his every need. Not only has it been difficult leaving him for the day while I’m at work but I can only imagine it will be torture to be almost 1000 miles away! Going cold turkey would have been unbearable so I am so glad that my husband and I had already traveled without little one. We are blessed to have grandparents within driving distance who are retired and can keep him for extended periods. We had been to Hawaii when our son was 12 months old so surely leaving him again for just a few days wouldn’t be a problem?!? WRONG!