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    Default Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    I am packing today to go to a convention next week (Monday through Thursday) and I am just so worried that Bocephus will think I've given him away.
    He will be staying with a friend and have a sweet mastiff to play with the whole time, but I feel so guilty.

    Tell me it's normal

    I have it set up so I can skype with him every night.

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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    It's "normal" for us bulldog parents, I'd say! I feel guilty when I have to go grocery shopping on a Saturday and leave them alone at home.

    I think skyping with Bocephus will be great! and the time will go by so fast and it sounds like he will have fun with his playmate.




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    Oh thank you Cali. I am going to cry when I drop him off like I did when my son went to college! So glad I have you all that understands
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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    It is definitely normal. Keep positive thoughts and all will be ok and he will be super excited to see you when you pick him up.

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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    Very normal, the first time I left Vegas I went out of the country!!! It wrecked my whole week.!!! As we all know, NO ONE can take care of our babies like WE do......... but Vegas was fine .....and so glad to see us when we got home. At least he will have company to wear him out!

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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    I know he'll have a ball! I think I'm just worried he will think I abandoned him, I just keep spending all my time today telling him "Momma loves you and will come back for you".
    I always had my other bullies stay home with a sitter so this new for me. I think my friends are going to just spoil him all week. Can't believe I am dreading a week in Las Vegas haha.
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    Bulldog withdrawal is soooooooooo right.... he will be fine and play all day! you can ask your friends to Skype you at night
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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    Perfectly normal to feel this way. It is always hard leaving our babies.
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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    Aww I know how you feel, we had to board our guys when we went to Jamaica last April. I missed them everyday, but they were spoiled and were fine. I think it's harder on us. As long as you trust the people looking after him, and it sounds like he has good company to play with, he will be fine, and will be extra excited to see you when you come back. Enjoy your trip.
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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    Dropped off the baby, I cried like a baby.
    just got a pic from my sitters, Bocephus and the Mastiff are bonding already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldozersma View Post
    Dropped off the baby, I cried like a baby.
    just got a pic from my sitters, Bocephus and the Mastiff are bonding already.
    Ah, such a sweet photo.... I would have bald like a baby too
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    Default Re: Leaving my baby for the first time, how do I deal with the Mommy guilt?

    It is totally 100% ABNORMAL to not be sad when we have to leave our babies ... but must say that is a great picture of the two and made me smile to see he has to stand to rest his head on the mastiff they are huge! To get over the guilt you must over spend on toys and treats for when you get home

    is that not normal?!?
    I suffer from "M.B.S." (Multiple Bulldog Syndrome)
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