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Thursday, January 27, 2011

All Good Things Must Come to an End

(I typed this on Monday night, but apparently did not post it. Oops!)

You know that its time to go back to work when butt prints begin forming in your couch cushions.

Today was my first day back at work after 12 short weeks at home with Charlie. Since Jeff is still student teaching, this meant that Charlie started daycare. I must admit, going back to work was bittersweet. While it was nice to eat, shower, and get dressed in peace this morning, I missed Charlie terribly.

All ready for his first day of daycare!
We dropped him off at 7am so Jeff could get to school on time and as our luck would have it, the main drop off time is between 8am and 9am, meaning we got to talk (neurotically) with Charlie's lead teacher one on one. She was an angel and let me yammer on about all his quirks and needs. She smiled and told us that we could call whenever we wanted to check up on him. Then it came time to say goodbye. He was asleep in his car seat (7am is in the middle of one of his sleep times) and I knew that if I woke him up to say goodbye, he'd be an overtired hellion while this poor woman tried to feed the other two babies there. I took off his hat and gloves (half hoping he'd wake up anyway, but he didn't), gave him a kiss, and set his car seat down so he could continue to nap.

When I called around noon, the lead teacher told me that he was doing wonderfully - he was in the middle of a nap and had eaten/slept well all morning. Really? My Charlie? Sleeping well?! She said that most babies need to adjust to the noise level of the baby room, but he zonked right out. That makes sense; in public, Charlie falls right to sleep, but in his room, sometimes its a little tougher.

So, aside from throwing up all over his adorable overalls, Charlie did great at daycare - which makes the transition all the easier for me as well. Tomorrow (and from now on), Jeff will be bringing him alone meaning I have to say my goodbyes even earlier. No need to be sad though, the work day goes by fast and it will be good for both of us to get out and back on a schedule. All good things may come to an end, but only then can other good things begin. :-)

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