Sundays with Gage – Where Did Mom and Dad Go?

This week Gage turned 3 months old!  People have said how fast the time has gone and I nod, but inside I’m thinking that this has been the longest three months of my life!  Three months of mothering a colicky baby takes its toll.  So, when my parents said they were  coming up for the weekend Jason and I decided to take advantage and spend our first night away from Gage. 

But where to go?  Not too far but still away and something vacation-like.  So, we ended up at Mario’s Spa & Hotel about 20 minutes away.  We kissed baby goodbye at 2pm yesterday and headed to our 3 o’clock side by side massages, after some time in the sauna.  I complimented this with a glass of wine.  Then we checked into the hotel and I went for a manicure.  Mario’s also had a great place for dinner and we took advantage.  And I indulged in more wine.  We were in bed by 8:30 and slept until 8:30 this morning.  We had breakfast brought to our room before heading off to another massage for Jason and Reflexology/Parafin Pedicure for me.  Oh, and a mimosa accompanied the pedicure.

Then we drove home feeling pampered and refreshed and ready for three more months of parenting.  How many phone calls did we make to check on Gage in the 24 hours we were gone?  Three.  But in our defense it is because he is the only one of us who has not gotten better from last week.  So, a call to the doctor in the morning and we’ll see if she can see him.

I think we both needed the mini-vacation and pampering and we were lucky enough to be able to do it.  It is easy to lose focus on each other and on yourself when a newborn demands all of your attention and it was nice to reconnect.  It was also great for me, who has spent three months being a mother to have 24 hours to be just me.  Motherhood is awesome, but a little time to focus on myself is going to make me a better mom for Gage.

Now, if I can just convince Jason that we should do this every month…

Here we are after dinner last night

33 thoughts on “Sundays with Gage – Where Did Mom and Dad Go?

    • stacybuckeye says:

      He was happy when I told him this. Gage is still trying to decide who he wants to look like. His baby pics look very much like my dad’s baby pics so we’ll see.

  1. Kay says:

    I am so proud of you guys for doing this! I think that parent date nights or weekend getaways are wonderful if you can manage it. We did this when our girl was growing up and it not only provided us with away time for renewing our couplehood, but she loved spending time with her grandparents! Everyone was happy!

  2. Jenners says:

    Good for you for getting away! It is critical. And those first few months are hard … and I imagine they are way harder with a colicky baby. I still look back on those first few months and think “I could never ever do that again.” Do plan to spend time away and just for you as often as you possibly can … it is crucial!!!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      They said the colic would go away by now, but here we are with hours of crying a day because of gas. It’s exhausting.

  3. Margot says:

    Both photos say it all = you all look great. Think of your time away as doing a favor for others. Favor #1 was for Gage. He deserves rested and refreshed parents. Favor #2 was for your parents. They deserve some alone time with their precious grandson. Do it as often as you can.

  4. Carol says:

    Sounds like a fabulous getaway. It really is important to get some time away from the little one, even one as adorable as Gage. And I’m sure your parents enjoyed watching him.

      • stacybuckeye says:

        It is awful how helpless you feel. And wondering if you’re doing enough or the right things. If only we could give him something to make him better!

  5. Gage's Grandma says:

    You and Jason came home refreshed and Grandpa and I had a wonderful time with Gage. We are already looking forward to your next ‘getaway’!

  6. Bonnie says:

    You were in my neck of the woods:) Glad to hear that you had a well deserved night away. I think that every parent of newborns should do that. I wish that I had! I hope that you can arrange another getaway. The pictures are wonderful!

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