Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mamma-Jasper date

I'm super excited about Jasper being a big brother. Could not be more thrilled about it. But sometimes, if I'm being honest, I feel small pangs of sadness that it wont just be the two of us anymore. We have spent, pretty much all day, every day together. Just the 2 of us. Obviously Drew is here most weekends (except before last year, when he was working 50 hrs a week AND going to college full time, we would Maybe have one day a week with him) so I think it's safe to say that 89% of his life, it's just been the two of us. 

And it's been great. So special. He is my little man. My person. And soon our lives will be forever changed and it won't just be the two of us anymore. And that's a great thing. But, I still feel that I'm not wrong in mourning the ending of just the two of us a little bit.

It's going to be hard for the both of us to have another little person All the time. And I don't want Jasper to feel that he is ANY less important to me, because he won't ever be.

I decided, as a way to make him still feel JUST as important, we will continue to do JUST mamma and Jasper dates, as well as Jasper and pappa dates after the babe is here.

Obviously it will be a while before I can leave an infant- but Drew is Quite capable of caring for an infant, so even after a few weeks, I'm sure Jasper and I can sneak away for a quick ice cream/park date.

We started out last weekend bye having a Jasper-mamma date. Lunch, mall play time and a movie!
He loved it. I loved it. Drew loved some time to work in the garage. It was the perfect Saturday afternoon and I can't wait to continue this tradition with all of my children as they get older.

I always go super early to the movies so I can make sure to get a seat with the leg bar in front- HAVE to have it

Jasper dancing along to a preview


  1. how fun! What a great idea to have mommy/Jasper dates after the baby is here. :)

  2. That's the number one thing I recommend to mom's having a second baby! I was pretty much a basketcase during my whole 2nd pregnancy feeling like I was ruining my first child's life (oh the hormones haha!) but keeping those special dates going makes a big difference! :-) Just keep reminding yourself that you're also giving your first child a wonderful gift, a friend for life :-)