If you read our Modern Teaching section, you know I started my new job yesterday! Gabriella has completed her second full day at daycare, and we are both doing much better than I anticipated! Gabriella LOVES playing with her friends, she doesn’t even cry when I leave! This makes me feel less guilty about leaving her, because I know she is having fun. Her favorite parts of the day are playing and eating LOL. She is not a fan of nap time (if you know her, this is not unusual for her in new surroundings as she is quite nosy and doesn’t want to miss a beat) or drinking from her bottle (again, not a shocker). I love how patient her teachers are with her as they do not force her to do anything if she is uncomfortable with, but instead let her play more which makes her content. The toughest part about the transition is when I pick her up. It’s like she sees me, and suddenly remembers how much she missed me. She is clingy for the rest of the evening, even more so than usual. I’m sure that will get better as she adjusts. Another adjustment is both of us having to wake up earlier.. neither one of us likes that haha. Today it really showed, as she went down for the night at 6:30pm! Her normal bedtime is usually 8pm.
Overall, I am very excited about this change in our lives, and we are both adjusting better than imagined <3 However, I wouldn’t be upset if I became I stay at home mom again and got to spend my entire day with her, as I miss starting the day with our morning snuggles. I will have to cherish them even more on the weekends now <3
Pictured below is her first day at daycare.. that face though! LOL