"I'm so excited
and I just can't hide it..."
For Mother's Day, my awesome dh gave me a gift certificate for a Mommy-To-Be spa! I've never been to a spa before, I've never had a facial before, and I've never had a massage before. This package gives me a facial, a prenatal massage, a pedicure, a shampoo and style (I'm adding on a new haircut to this, because I really, really need one), a makeup touch up, and lunch! I have been putting off scheduling this because I've been feeling sick (as you already know). At 15 weeks and counting though, I'm feeling great, and things are going good.
Anyway, I finally made the appointment for Saturday the 21st, and I'm going to really enjoy myself. I'm also hoping to find a babysitter for Fritter for that evening, so Hubby and I can go on our first real date since he was born. That's right. We haven't been out alone together in over 19 months! Because of our move and not knowing anyone here, I've been even more nervous than the average first time mom to leave her baby with someone else. But I have a fairly good acquaintance with a couple ladies in my church group now that have older daughters that I would trust to watch him. I plan on putting him to bed myself (with her here so Fritter can meet her) and then things should be pretty easy for her. I'm going to ask my first choice this evening.
I'm very nervous about asking anyone to babysit for me. This is part of that infernal pride of mine. I don't like needing people to help me with stuff. I don't trust people easily, and also I don't want to be a burden on anyone. This should be a good experience for my humility. Especially if both girls say no. I just keep trying to remind myself that when I was young I would jump at the chance to babysit for people. I loved being around kids, I got extra money, and they usually had more food in their house than we did. I realize that this particular girl is probably fed just fine at home, but extra money is always nice. By the way, what is the going rate for babysitters?...