Grandma came over to watch Baby while we went out to a restaurant. It was the most rejuvenating thing I have done in ages. I wasn't sure how well Grandma would do, she is Baby's favourite family member, however it has been a long time since she has taken care of a baby. Grandma was great!! About half-way through our meal, Husband started to think that maybe we should call since he was worried that we hadn't received any phone calls. There was an interesting conversation about getting home and finding Grandma passed out on the floor and Baby sitting in the middle of a pile of books eating them (Baby loves to pull books off the shelves so that he can ingest knowledge).
Prior to Grandma's babysitting, Baby had only been without either Husband or I once. My Brother watched the Baby with his son while I was out wedding dress shopping with my future sister-in-law. Brother lasted 45 minutes before making the emergency call. Since we were close by, it ended up that Brother watched Baby for 1 hour - 55 minutes of which consisted of Baby crying his eyes out, loudly.
Grandma lasted until we got home - probably about 3 hours. Baby did cry for the first hour approximately and then was just cranky and sad. Happily though Baby was fine after we got home - no grudges held against any of us, although he has been extra clingy with Husband when he goes into work in the morning.
After this, we have decided to try to increase the amount of time that Baby is without us, in the hopes that it will help him with the transition to day care when I go back to work.
Grandpa is lined up for this week-end - we will see how it goes.
By the way, I think that the date Husband and I went on was the best date ever.