The Dinner Date

Roboman and I were given a chance to go on a dinner date.

The parents offered (with much pleasure on their part), to babysit Bubbles for one evening.

They came over the night before, and I orientated them to all the gadgets they might have to use. Things like the steam steriliser, the bottle warmer and the various types of bottles and teats. I showed them where my expressed breastmilk is stored, and gave instructions about how much and when to feed.

They were also shown which diapers to use (some are now too small), and where diaper changing neccessities are kept.

On the evening of the dinner date, Bubbles woke up late for her feed. We 4 adults were hanging around waiting for her to wake up, as I planned to feed her before leaving. Our reservation was for 7pm, and our little girl woke up at 6.30pm! I went ahead to latch her on anyway, then passing her to her grandparents for a diaper change as I took the opportunity to dress up.

I put on my contact lenses, patted on some make-up, and wore a pretty top that I couldn't have worn with a nursing bra.

At the door, I decided to wear a pair of 4 inch heels. Boy did it feel good after not wearing heels for a couple of months! I actually felt pretty and didn't smell of milk.

It was a lovely dinner - good food and time alone with the husband with no interruptions. Except for interruptions of the mind! I couldn't help but keep thinking of how Bubbles was doing, and perhaps spoke of her once too often during dinner. I guess that's what it means to be a mother!

9 comments:

Ruth said...

it sounds like a wonderful date! I wish I could too. Baby K is adamant about going straight to the source. *cries*

corsage said...

Ruth:
Oh dear. Have you tried using other teats? We started her on the bottle using a special teat that only releases milk when she chomps on it (like the breast) because of a special valve. We bought it from the Medela supplier, and found that it worked really well. Now that she is used to drinking more, and I am also producing more, she is able to drink from a regular teat.

Little Miss Snooze said...

Nice.

I remembered our first dinner out, we had to chomp quickly as my helper called to say nat woke and seems hungry. At that time, he wasn't introduced to bottle yet. And we were just eating nearby. Huh huh.

~tif;fany* said...

niceee! good to have dates like this with the hubs! =)

corsage said...

lms:
Oh dear! Heh. Yes thank God for mobile phones! Can't do without them when leaving baby with a caregiver.

tiffany:
These will be rarer from now on. But worth it :)

imp said...

oh such a lovely thing! can't wait for her to get older. i volunteer to babysit!

moo said...

sounds like a lovely evening!

cote-p said...

yay! good for you to get some fresh air away from bubbles for a while.. glad you had a good time.. even though you were prob discussing about her half the time.. ;)

corsage said...

imp:
She's growing too fast already! I can't believe the speed at which these babies grow!

moo:
It was! But I missed her =P

cote-p:
I was the one who did! R was much better at talking about other things =P