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!