(Credit where credit is due...Julie the Mama for my Title)
I have been dreading today for quite some time. Today was Neely Jo’s first time at daycare. I have to go back to work in two weeks and I wanted to ease her into daycare. The child does not take to change well so I figured it would be good for her if she went for a couple of hours a day until I go back to work. Don’t let me fool you – I am doing this for myself as much as I am for her. The thought of leaving her breaks my heart and there is NO WAY I can just up and leave her for an entire eight hour work day the very first time.
So I took her in and she loved it. She was smiling and laughing and I was shocked. I took my time unloading her things into her new crib (the very front crib right beside the door and the entrance to the newborns room). I piddled around to make sure she wasn’t going to have a complete come apart. When I left she was being rocked by Ms. Linda and smiling those big perfectly goofy smiles.
I was gone three hours. Longest three hours of my life.
She was just waking up from a nap when I came back. I couldn’t find her because she was so quiet. I seriously walked right past her. I asked how she did and they told me that she had been a little fussy but after she ate she took a nap. I turned around to add a few things to her crib when I realized that none of her stuff was there. We got moved. To the back of the nursery. Furthest from the entrance and the newborns. I must have looked surprised because they explained to me that she has “such a big voice for such a tiny baby”. They aren’t telling me anything. Neely must have put on a show and probably scared the newborns. So we got bumped to the back. Which is fine by me! Probably less germs back there anyway. And she was all smiles at the ladies before we left so I am guessing they must have treated her pretty darn good. So as much as it breaks my heart to leave her, I feel like Ms. Linda is loving my baby when I can’t.