Monday, July 20, 2009

Daycare Experience....

Well my little one is knocked out upstairs....I've noticed that she just has a hard time with new people and I don't know why....I know all babies are different, but Caylan does not like to be held by people (she's fine with family) and if I do let someone hold her they have to turn her so she can see me so that she's semi-content...she eventually starts wailing (with no tears I mind you) like she so incredibly uncomfortable...she acts like she's spoiled, but when we are at home together she plays by herself on her play mat or in the swing or even in her crib, so its not like I told her every hour of the day.....

Well I got back to work in two weeks (agh!! summer is over!!) so I told my husband it would be a good idea to expose Caylan to her daycare early. We found an awesome lady who has been working with kids for 28 years to keep Caylan in her home with three other kids. The other awesome thing is that she is less than a mile from my school so if I need to go get Caylan I can easily. When we went to interview her, she held Caylan (she was the first non-family member to hold her) and Caylan smiled and was so happy and content in her arms. That was a huge factor in making me comfortable with her watching Caylan when I went back to work....

Well I've dropped little Caylan off twice so far so that she can get used to the caregiver and its not a complete shock in two weeks. Well both times she's cried when I dropped her off and is crying when I come to get her...I feel so bad for the caregiver because Caylan is pretty low key, but she fussy pretty much the whole time she's there...I hope things get better (the caregiver said she knows they will), but as a first time mom I just kinda sad and a little embarassed that my five month old doesn't seem to like other people....hopefully Caylan will improve and my embarassment will lessen over time....

2 comments:

Anita said...

First babies are hard. Everyone's comparing their kids, which makes you wonder about your own. It gets easier with the next. You will be less concerned about what other people think as times goes on. Your baby is SO young. She has a lot of changing to do. Whatever her personality moves towards, just nurture it with the kind of attention she needs. Blessings.

Shana White said...

Thanks Anita...I appreciate that!!

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