When my daughter was a newborn, we couldn't bear to leave her to go out for a "date." She was so small, so vulnerable, so sweet.
Plus, if you've ever been a breastfeeding mom, you know that it's hard to get away because that means you have to pump (ugh!) and, even if you do, there's always that crazy "timing dance" - when to pump, when to leave, what if your milk lets down out in public., etc. All those factors led my husband and I to have "dates" with our little one in tow for awhile.
Oftentimes, our favorite thing was just to relax at home and watch a movie, preferably with a delicious meal. The best times, of course, were when our baby would sleep for the entire movie!
When you're tired and overwhelmed, it's fabulous to be able to eat gourmet food that you don't have to cook. That's why GourmetStation is such a great option for new parents. You can read all about how GourmetStation works in my previous post, but essentially GS specializes in gourmet foods delivered to your door - fresh bread, succulent entrees, tasty sides, and rich desserts. The meals even come with a beverage and a candle.
Husbands, if your wife just gave birth or if it's her birthday or your anniversary, you might want to consider a Romantic Dinner gift package.
Relaxing at home is a wonderful way to rekindle intimacy and to enjoy each other's company. If you have older kids, perhaps you can drop them off at grandpa and grandma's or at a friend's house for the evening. There's something special about being in your own house and in your own bed without crying and squealing and the pitter patter of little feet. For the most part, those are actually welcome sounds to this mama's ears, but sometimes a little "couple time" is a welcome treat.
P.S. Stay tuned for your chance to win a GourmetStation meal delivered to your door in the coming month.