Monday, January 3, 2011

Nobody puts Baby in the Corner...errr...except Ms. Linda

(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.


  1. My initial thought was, "Nobody puts Neely in the (back) corner" but the more I think about it, the more I know you are right. Less germs back there.

    So happy to hear that she did so well. This will be SOOOOOO good for her. And you are going to be fine once you see how well she is doing. It won't be long before she is running that place!

  2. I can't imagine how hard it was for you to drop her off! I think it's such a good idea that you are taking your time getting adjusted to being away from her--and that lets you have some time to get some things accomplished! Ms. Linda looks so sweet and I'm sure she's in good hands. :)

  3. Ms. Linda and Neely look adorable together! :o)

  4. This is such a sweet post! =) Neely Jo looks very content with Ms. Linda. As time goes by Neely Jo will make so many friends! Plus, I'm sure she is the sweetest-most beautiful baby there. Love you guys!

  5. Umm, I know you aren't busy AT ALL with a newborn and returning to work, but come on. We need one little baby picture to hold us over. Throw us a bone! :)
    Hope you're doing well... :)