Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Matthew, Christie, Kohen and Natalie

Today was Kohen's first time to be away from Jason and I.  Christie and Natalie (my aunt & cousin) called yesterday and offered to babysit Kohen today while Jason and I moved some of our stuff to the new house.  I was all about it...at first....  I was fine last night after I got off the phone with Christie, but this morning was a different story.  I cried, big time, this morning.  I know Kohen was wondering why in the world his mommy kept crying and having to blow her nose.  I just felt so bad and was so nervous to leave him.  I called my mom and told her how I was feeling.  I cried on the phone with her too.  She told me about her experience with the first time she let her sisters babysit Shelley and she cried like a baby when they left.  
When Jason came home for lunch I told him that I was having a really hard time about the whole babysitting thing.  He told me everything would be fine and its not like we were leaving Kohen with strangers!  I felt better after our conversation and thought I would be okay.  Christie called around 5pm and told me she was ready for Kohen and promised she would watch him every minute he was with Natalie.  I told her I had been having issues about leaving him and she told me if I changed my mind that would be okay.  I told her I couldn't change my mind because we HAD to move the big things from our old house.  I loaded Kohen up and headed 2.5 miles to her house...  When I got there I could feel the tears start coming as I was taking the car seat out of the car.  I went in and there the tears came.  I took Kohen out of his car seat and handed him to Christie.  She said "Stephanie, I've had two kids AND I'm a doctor...Kohen is going to be okay!".  That made me laugh and it was the perfect thing to tell me because it finally hit me that YES, he WILL be okay.  I gave a few instructions and kissed him goodbye.  I left my camera there just in case he did something cute while I was gone!  Jason and I moved like crazy people for about two hours and then we went to pick Kohen up.  I thought he was going to be so excited to see me when we got there but he was pretty mellow and like whatever when he saw me.  Christie said he was great and didn't cry once.  She said Natalie had a great time with him and took good care of him too.  I was so excited to see the pictures they took when I got home.  It made me teary to see how sweet Christie and Natalie were to my baby :)  I can tell from the pictures that he had a great time and loves his aunt and cousins :)
Natalie and Kohen (look at his sweet little hand touching her face) :)

Christie and Kohen

Christie and Kohen

Natalie and Kohen

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I am so proud of you for not changing your mind! I'm sure they had a great time, and also, it's one step closer for Scott and I getting to babysit!!! We can't wait!