Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Day Care Progress

We made it through our first full day! It was rough on us both. Thank you do much for all of the great advice, good wishes and encouragement. I know I could count on you all to make me feel better. Meema brought her back yesterday for another practice session for 2 hrs in the afternoon. She told Abby bye and that I would be back to get her then went and sat in the hall. Of course Abby cried. (Meema did too) She actually fell asleep in the teachers arms while crying. Poor thing was all out of sorts. They laid her down on one of the sleeping mats and she slept for 30n minutes. Once she woke up they said she did fine. They did let her keep her Paci and juice cup. She was happy to see me when I picked her up.This morning the drama began. I let her sleep till 715 figuring that the least tired she was the better she would handle things. I dressed her, took some pictures and got her to drink a yogurt drink (just in case she wouldn't eat breakfast there.) then we left and got there around 755. She walked in and there were 4 other kids there already eating cereal at a table. She signed and said eat so I got her settled and talked with her teachers while she ate. I had to leave to fill out a med authorisation form so they could give her Motrin for her teeth.I told her I would be right back and while I was out there she started to wail loudly. I went back and picked her up and she stopped but I started. I was trying to tell her she would be fine and that Mama always comes back but my lips were quivering and I didn't want her to see and get upset. so I did what you all said and hugged and kissed her goodbye and gave her to her teacher. It was awful, she was reaching for me and clawing to get at me. I left in tears, got to work and waited 30 min to call and check on her. They said she had stopped crying but was still clinging to her teacher. I called again 90 min later and they said she was playing and dancing with music time. I told them I would call back in the middle of nap time. I wasn't sure how she would do sleeping on a mat. When I did, they said she was just waking up. Had slept 1 hr and 15 minutes and also ate a good lunch pre nap. I didn't call again. I picked her up at 430 and they said she was a little fussy that afternoon. Her main teacher (the one she had attached to)got off at 330 and she cried when she left. When I got there I watched for a few minutes and she was playing and seemed fine. She was very happy to see me tho:) Tonight tho tired she seemed fine. She ate a great dinner and was not fussy at all. After dinner she ran around yelling mine, mine to herself. I think this was her way of reassuring herself that she was indeed home. So all in all it could have been worse. Now she doesn't go back until Monday. Unfortunately we will probably be starting all over..... At least next week she goes Mon, Tues and Wed. More consistency and I'm sure she will grow to like it. I'll leave you with pictures of my baby this morning before we left. The potty pictures were actually taken after we got home tonight tho. I got the potty out so she can start getting used to it.










One tired little girl this evening after dinner and a bath.



10 comments:

Lisa said...

Sounds like you both did pretty well today. I know how hard it is for parents to leave but I also know that shortly after they leave the child gets distracted and is o.k. We always felt worse for the parents.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

I used to work in a daycare. It will get better.

Lindsay said...

I'm sorry you found it so upsetting to leave her. I hope next week goes well for you and Abby settles into her routine. I really feel for you - best wishes :)

Briana's Mom said...

She is a champ! I think she will be just fine - and you will too!

Donna said...

Hang in there...it definitely gets easier. Abby looks adorable, as usual!

Anne said...

LOVE her pretty little outfit! It is awful leaving them, especially when they are crying, but as the previous commenters said, it will get better for both of you! Congrats on surviving week 1!
((hugs))
Anne

amy said...

She is sooo pretty. Cant wait to hear more stories. I know it will get better

Shannon said...

I can't even imagine how difficult it is for the both of you. Sounds like you both are quite the troopers. Love the pics!

Beverly said...

This is the bain of the working mother. Sorry it is so tough. Glenys has gone back into a clingy phase. Makes me sad but gotta be tough!!

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