Monday, July 23, 2012

July 16th - First Day of Daycare

What a tough day! I had to go back to work and take Mia to daycare for the first time. Mia was her normal, happy, carefree self that morning...which was good for me. If Mia had been fussy I would have been sure that it was because she knew what was coming and was NOT happy about it! Of course I took a picture before we left the house...

I cried on the way to drop her off but held it together while I was there. Of course my stupid nose was running so Mia's teacher(Miss Melissa) just gave me that knowing look and handed me a tissue. I pretty much figured that they have seen every reaction over the years so I wasn't standing out as completely insane...YET!

Mia was happy to meet her teacher and be held by her, so I finally left to head to the office. Of course, as soon as I got back in my truck the tears came again. It sounds so silly, I knew she was going to be fine and I was going to see her in a few hours, but a little piece of my heart felt like it was breaking leaving her. On top of the "Am I being a good Mom?" "Shouldn't I be staying with my baby?" typical mental debates in my head...I just REALLY missed her. We are so lucky to have such a good baby, I have heard some stories that make me even more thankful than I already am that Mia is so content 95% of the time ;-)

I am happy to report that both Mia and I survived day one of daycare(I didn't even call to check on her). When I went to pick her up, she was on a play mat and as soon as I bent over her she immediately started smiling at me...I knew I was forgiven for leaving her there and that she still loved me.  Once we got home and I started talking to her she started talking and  laughing; it was more laughing at one time than she has ever laughed before...that made me feel better too, it was like she was saying "It's ok Mom.  I like it there, they are nice and I had fun!"...that's what I'm telling myself anyway!

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