I'm discovering that my girl is fine with her Dad being away as long as there is suitable distraction.
The challenge, then, is finding activities that distract her enough, but which also match my low energy levels. (Really, I'd take this whole thing in a very easy stride if I weren't heavily pregnant!)
This weekend we went for the big distraction: grandparents.
No matter what we do or don't do, if there is a grandparent or two around Abbey thinks it's a huge treat. So 24 hours with my parents - two dinners, brekky, a sleepover, and letting them look after us - was just the trick to ease her into some time without her Dad.
And for me it was a chance to stock up on some rest, ready for a big week ahead.
Now I sit here, Sunday evening, in a silent house (oh but I do love some silence!) getting a bit of work done. Happy in the knowledge that my girl is okay, and imagining my man having the experience of a lifetime in the Papua New Guinean jungle.
Next step: a week of distraction that will involve friends, outings and even (shock horror) a little bit of routine. Let's do it.