The day has arrived. I knew it would. There was no avoiding it: today James had his first full day at daycare. A popular question people asked over break was, "What are you doing with James while you're at work?" Some asked if I would be a stay-at-home mom, which was totally laughable since I would actually be a stay-at-box-under-the-bridge mom if I wasn't working. Rather than move under a bridge or into a boxcar, we're taking him to a retired couple that live less than ten minutes from our house. They watch babies until they are 2 years old, then they are 'aged-out' to daycare. Including James, this couple will be watching four babies. This couple was highly recommended by one of my coworkers who sent her son to them a few years ago. They have said they'll treat James like he's one of their own grand kids and after seeing how much his grandparents love him, I feel good about him being with his babysitters.
He had a half-day yesterday. Kyle dropped him off in the morning (I'm obviously not ready for that trauma), and I picked him up around noon. We left him with a 4 oz. bottle, plenty of diapers, two changes of clothes, wipes, and his pack'n'play. You may notice one important item missing: the pacifier. Oops! The sitters kindly requested we bring one for him today. They also were a little worried about the amount of milk we brought, remarking, "I was afraid I'd have to feed him a french fry if you didn't get here." Double oops! We're total rookies at this parenting thing; I'm thankful his babysitters know what they're doing!
Today we were able to make up for our mistakes- bringing a paci, bottles, and frozen milk. Even though I knew he was in good hands, I couldn't help but miss him all day. Hopefully this gets better!
|How could I not miss this face?|
Another big change recently was beginning cloth diapering. You may have noticed James is laying on fluff in the two month picture. This big boy has used them for 4 days now and so far I love them. They are adorable and produce so much less waste! My eco-conscience is slowly returning, one cloth diapering at a time. As an added bonus, his 'too big' pants are now 'just right' with all the added diaper bulk!