Or More Daycare Angst
So I'm all screwed up about Swee'pea's sleep again, thanks to the comments of a daycare provider we met with last night. She told us that any daycare provider would make Swee'pea cry it out because there's no alternative, and it would be kinder for us to do it to him before he starts daycare. She also said that the longer maternity leave is harder on babies than the six-month leave was and he'll be upset and miss me. I really did not need to hear that. Or to hear her questions about how we relate to Swee'pea suggesting that we're spoiling him. It's funny because when we left, we both agreed that she wasn't a total write-off. She has a nice smile, I liked the way she interacted with Swee'pea, her setup wasn't bad. But I woke up at 4:30 am and couldn't get back to sleep. I think because I was scared about what she said. I really thought that me going to work would be harder on me than it would be on Swee'pea. I thought as long as we were good about managing the transition, he would take it all in stride. And I thought his daycare provider would figure out something that would work for his naps and he would go along with it because he wouldn't have the same expectations he has for how his dad and I deal with him. Now I am not so sure.
All that said, Swee'pea is, at this very moment, sleeping in his crib for the first time since early August. It's been maybe 10 minutes? So that's something.
Ha! Well he slept for about a total of 10 minutes in the crib. Then he woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep.
I mustn't spend the last few weeks of my mat leave fretting about sleep issues. I did enough of that in the summer. I think maybe I have written off last night's daycare.
So, this happened...
5 hours ago