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On Sunday night little man had his first night out – obviously sleeping over somewhere, not a night on the tiles! He stayed at the in-laws for the night. Now, we have our reasons why he stayed over so early on, at only 3 weeks, but really, I don’t feel I need to justify it to anyone. He’s our child, and we will decide what is best for us & him, I don’t care what anybody thinks. End of.

Anyway, I wasn’t really worried about leaving him, as I knew he would be well cared for; I was just very emotional, as anybody would be leaving their baby overnight for the first time! But now we’ve done it once, it will be much easier next time, though I’ll still miss him lots! I made sure I had lots of cuddles with him during the day, and we went to the in-laws for dinner. We left about 7pm as we were getting tired, and little man had been fed and was asleep by then anyway. I gave him a lovely cuddle, and kisses, and then I burst into tears. I knew that would happen. Hubby had to practically drag me through the door! I did have tears on the way home too. 

As soon as we got home I had to get hubby to ring MIL to make sure he was OK – of course I knew he would be but it’s that thing you just have to do! I think between us we messaged/rang her another 3 or 4 times before we went to bed too… As we didn’t have our personal alarm clock with us, hubby got up late for work, oops! I messaged MIL as soon as I woke up, but had no reply so rang her mobile phone – no answer; then rang the house phone, and still no answer! Obviously I was anxious by then, though deep inside I knew he was fine, but it is worrying when your baby is with someone and you can’t get hold of them! Cue more tears from me… Anyway, I was so excited to go and pick him up when hubby got home from work, and I gave the little man the biggest hug ever and didn’t want to let him go! 

Since we have been home though, he just won’t settle. He will fall asleep on me, but as soon as I put him down he wakes up again. I’m not sure whether this is because of the change of environment he had, though he was asleep most of the time while there… I do know though, that MIL sat up with him, holding him, until nearly 1am, whereas when he falls asleep on us we put him down soon after and he is fine, so maybe this is why… So now we are fighting with him to get him into this routine again. We’re slowly getting there though… 

(Despite this small problem, we don’t regret letting him stay over! Just sayin’…)

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

I’m a mum to two handsome boys. They’re both diagnosed autistic but that only makes them different, not less. Barney, a Frenchie x Beagle, is my furbaby. Owner of a husband too!

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  1. Glad you got a wee night off duty.  I think you need it so much and it means that you are fresh and much better equiped to deal with the wee man.  I know its hard to leave them over night but you are doing the right thing.  I have been told that their routines change so often at this early stage that I wouldn't think its the staying out partying with nanna that did it.  I remember thinking right routine is set and then wee lady B would think otherwise.

  2. I suppose, you;re probably right. Someone has said to me that maybe it's because he missed me, I might stick with that, it makes me happy! 🙂

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