Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Two days down, three more to go....

Never have I ever wanted the weekend to get here sooner. I started work this past Monday and let me just say it was the hardest day of my life. We have Aiden in a church daycare, which makes it easier since he's in a christian environment, but it is never easy leaving your baby that you have spent every day with to a complete stranger. Jonathan went with me to take him Monday morning then he went on to work and I stayed around a little bit longer. I just couldn't let him go. I mean who would want to leave this sweet little face.

So that same day I went back to see him on my lunch break. I think it made it worse because I really didn't want to leave him again. So of course I started crying again. Thank goodness for waterproof mascara! It's been hard because he has been sleeping on his tummy since he was 2 weeks old. Well state regulations won't let daycares allow that, so they've been putting him on his back and he just hasn't been sleeping. Hopefully he will get use to it.
After work I'm sure they can see smoke coming from my tires from me speeding away in the parking lot. I don't think I could get to Aiden any faster. I feel like that is when I get stopped at every red light and get behind the slowest people. I just want to put a sign on my car that says, "New Mom, Get Out of My Way, Going to Pick Up My Baby!!!" I'm sure it would probably work!
Everyone keeps telling me this will get easy. I'll just have to wait and see, from the looks of it now I'm not so sure! Please keep me in your prayers...

5 comments:

The Eisele Family said...

Aww, poor Julie! I promise it does get easier. Just maybe not that first week. ;) I remember crying all the way to the office and up the elevator, etc when I went back to work after Graham. Once you get to know your caregivers better you will feel much more at ease. BIG HUGS sweetie!

The Ward Family said...

Its so hard to leave them! It does get easier, but I still want to get to Joe's babysitter as soon as I can (and he's only there ~14 hours/week!) Meredith is right...once you get more acquainted with your caregivers, you realize they are taking really good care of Aiden. Hang in there! Beth

Corbin said...

Sounds like you are doing the best you can!!! Hang in there! I am sure the weekend will be here soon!!!! Post more pics of that adorable smile!!!!!

The Proctors said...

Julie, I just want to let you know that I've been there too, and I can say that it definitely gets easier! You will learn to love the caregivers and so will Aiden! Landon has learned so much from being in daycare and he has always loved going there! I will be thinking about you for the next couple of weeks!

Jeremy & Melissa said...

Julie, hang in there! I know it is hard. . .it will get easier, but it will take awhile. Little Aiden will get comfortable with his teachers and the environment and then he will have school friends! Jackson's teachers just told me last week that he seems to be happy and settled now (so, that took 2 months!). Aiden is so used to you caring for him, he just has to get used to his teachers caring for him. And I agree that as you get to know his teachers, you will feel more comfortable. I'm saying prayers for you. Call or email me if you need to talk. Melissa