As you can probably figure out by the title, I’m spending my first night away from Baby S. At first I was all, yes!! sleep!! But holy moly what a hassle it has quickly become.
A little background info: My colleagues are in town from Germany and Ireland. We have a work outing planned for tonight that consists of an architectural tour on the Chicago River and dinner downtown. I’m spending the night in the city and tomorrow, I have meetings all day in Chicago. I’m looking forward to some adult time. BUT preparing for this ONE night has been a fiasco. First, I didn’t want to drive because driving in Chicago and trying to find parking – blah. Also, the Blackhawks are playing for the Stanley Cup (Go Hawks!!) so I was worried that traffic would be a nightmare tomorrow. My colleague suggested that I drive to work and catch a ride into the city with her, but I didn’t want to leave my car in the parking lot overnight. So A offered to leave school and drive me to the train station so I could take the train in. One problem solved.
Then I had to consider pumping arrangements. First, I had to find a place to pump between meetings on Wednesday. Then, I had to make sure my hotel room had a refrigerator. I had to bring enough storage bags for 2 days and a cooler. Not to mention the pump and parts. I also had to make sure I left enough milk for S. Uggh.
And finally packing an overnight bag. Seems easy enough, but I HATE packing.
Geesh. All that and I probably forgot something and won’t be able to sleep. Ha!
Nani very kindly offered to have W spend the night at her house so hopefully S goes easy on A while I’m away. J I’ll miss the boys, but I’m going to try to enjoy my free night.