The 9 Stages Moms Go Through Their First Time Away From Baby (PHOTOS)

date nightA big milestone for new parents is their first night out without baby. For my husband and me, I think it was around 3 1/2 to 4 months when we went around the corner for a relaxed dinner, just the two of us. It was great. We laughed, had a glass of wine, ate an interrupted meal, reconnected. But something funny happened. And I have a feeling the same thing happens to most parents on their first night out without baby.

Here are the 9 stages new parents go through on their first night out alone.

At first, you're like, "Woo-hoo! This is going to be awesome! It's like old times!"

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And then you're like, "Do you think everything's okay with the baby? Are we scarring her for life by going out?"

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And you decide that everything's okay and enjoy your glass of wine, like a lady.

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But then you're like, "I'm just going to leave my phone out, in case I can't hear it. Do you think my phone is working? Can you call me?"

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And then you're like, "Relax, self! Everything's fine! I'm just going to fill up on this delicious bread."

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And then you start wondering what the baby's up to.

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And then you start looking at pictures of the baby on your phone.

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And then you start rushing through the meal, because OMG! You just left your baby!

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And then you get home and everything's fine and you're like, "That was fun. We should do that more often."

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What was your first night out like?

 

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