Recently Chrissy Teigen and Her husband John Legend came under fire for going out to dinner while their three week old daughter Luna stayed home.
So, of course I had to add in my two cents on this (and please share yours in the comments section).
Is it wrong to leave your newborn for a night out? Or, conversely, is it right to stay at home chained to your little one? (The fact that mom got most of the blame is enough for a whole other post).
With my first I never could have imagined leaving him to go out when he was so young…while I was pregnant. The he was born and, well, let’s face it having a newborn for the first time is hell. The lack of sleep, diapers, nursing, trying desperately to find romance while leaking from everywhere and lacking in personal hygiene etc. So while I never left him for a night out let me admit that I would wait all day for my husband to get home so I could throw the baby at him and run put the door with the dogs for some “me time”.
With the twins we had the decision add for us. My husband had purchased very expensive Lady Gaga tickets for me before I was even pregnant and the concert date was about 6 weeks after the twins were born.
Did I go? Yes.
Did I feel guilty? Yes.
Did I have fun? Yes.
Did it matter in the grand scheme of things? Not one bit. The kids were fine, I had pumped breastmilk and they did their newborn thing.
So to Chrissy and John I say enjoy those moments and who cares what others say, it’s your life and not theirs. Maybe those others are jealous or they don’t even have kids but whatever their motivation you can’t understand what it’s like to be someone without being them.
What do you think? Would you? Could you? Have you? Please nice comments only this is a place of love and support no matter what your opinion.