I have my DS who is 13 months. In his life I have not left him with anyone, at all, ever. The most has been DH taking him for a walk to the park.
The main reason for this is that he has been demand breastfed and I have had massive difficulties in expressing.
Now that he is older his breastfeeding is less often and I'm readying myself for leaving him with DH and my mum when needed.
I am now 6 weeks pregnant and have a scan booked for mid may. Speaking with my mother tonight she suggested that she look after DS while we have the scan. I agreed that it was a good idea but suggested that she come to the appt with us and take DS to the cafe or a walk from there whereas she wanted to look after him at home. I said that I would feel better if she came with us rather than me leaving him as it is a big step for me. She said she was not happy with that and that I should compromise.
I don't know if I'm being unreasonable, I want her and DH to look after him but I have anxiety issues around leaving him and I feel for my own well being (and that of DS) I need to take it slowly and not rush it. I am well aware that she will need to have more and more time with DS leading up to the birth of the baby but I think it's fair to take it slowly.
What do you lovely people think?