Posts Tagged ‘daycare

22
Jul
12

sigh of relief…

I know, I know, I know. It’s been FOREVER.  I’m just so darn tired and busy in the evenings, blogging always seems to find its way to the back burner. Much of my energy over the last couple weeks has been spent on childcare for Jolie. Unfortunately, she got kicked out of daycare. The bottom line is that she needs a lot of attention and our daycare woman didn’t feel like she could give her that attention. I was devastated when it happened. I really loved the daycare and it was affordable. But ultimately, I had to get over it and move on. Luckily, my sister has been able to bail us out and watch Jolie in the interim. What would I do without her?!?  However I am pleased to announce…drumroll please…I hired a nanny on Friday and she is awesome!! The search is over! It’s a huge relief to me.

Here is a recent photo of my little daycare dropout. 🙂

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04
Jun
12

clenched teeth.

It has been an emotionally trying week with Jolie. First of all, we started sleep training on Friday…the cry-it-out method. We started sleep training for two reasons. We’d like her to develop some better self-soothing skills and she needs to start sleeping better throughout the night. She’s waking up WAY too many times throughout the night and we’d like to get her in a better routine. It is so hard to listen to your baby cry. I can’t stand it. My nails are gone. My jaw is tense from clenching it. And I think I’ve developed a twitch. I keep waiting for it to get easier.

The second traumatizing event is that she started daycare today because Derek returned to work. I really love our daycare situation, but it was still hard. Really hard.  I cried after we dropped her off and I felt super anxious all day.  Our daycare owner was SO sweet and compassionate; she even texted me updates and photos throughout the day (see photo below). Clearly Jolie handled it better than me! Hopefully this gets easier.

Update: After 36 minutes of crying, she just fell asleep. Yay!




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