Well, today was finally the day. I dropped Parker off at daycare this morning for a trial run. I go back to work tomorrow and wanted to see how she did for a few hours before leaving her for a full day. I think it was much harder on me than her! I did hold it together until I got to the car, but I cried for sure. It's sad leaving your child with strangers!
I dropped her off about 8:30 and picked her up around 2:30. When I left her she was happy and smiling, playing in the bouncy chair. I tried to keep my mind on other things, I hit the gym, got a manicure and did some much needed shopping for new work clothes and shoes (who knew your shoes wouldn't fit anymore after having a baby!)... of course I thought of her the whole time! And every time I heard a baby cry I felt guilty! So, I went to pick her up. And of course, she was fine! Asleep in fact... she didn't even want to wake up for mommy!
The teachers are great and everyone is super nice so Scott and I both have plenty of confidence that Parker's in good hands while we're at work. That said, we'll see how tomorrow goes when I have to be away from her for a full day!