First Week of Daycare

The boys have been in the new daycare for 1 full week now. It is a new infant program in the same school where Juliana has preschool; the first day for the program was last Wednesday. Although I shed a few tears on the first day, it wasn’t too bad. I think it is a combination of the fact that the boys are together, Juliana is right down the hall and I am just around the block. The school is around the corner from our house, behind the houses across the street from us. In the picture below you can see the flag pole and corner/roof of the school building – this picture was taken from the sidewalk in front of our house.

The new routine is get everyone up, fed, and dressed and the boys ride in the stoller and Juliana walks along side. We leave the stroller at school for pick-up after work. First stop is the infant room for the boys and then down the hall to the preschool room to drop off Juliana and then back home to my office…the house is so much quieter when I return home each morning.

The first few days were a bit rocky – neither of the boys napped well at all. They had been taking 3 naps during the day – each one about 1-1/2 hours. The first 2 days, they both took several half hour naps instead. And then they were fussy and tired when they came home – after eating they both fell asleep for the night at 5:30 – we woke them up to eat at 8:00 and they both ate in their sleep. Scott held Wyatt for an hour while I held Ruslan – we were sure they would wake up to play with us for a little while, but no…much too sleepy. Ruslan finally took a good nap on Friday and yesterday Wyatt napped for over 2 hours. I think it was a matter of them adjusting to the new place and the daycare workers learning about them and their routine and habits.

We are so happy to have all of the children in one place – one drop-off and pick-up makes the process so much easier! And we know the childcare workers from the year that Juliana has been there so we aren’t worried about them during the day. We did stop in the first day to make sure that they weren’t desperately sad and crying…

The worst part of the first week – writing a huge check yesterday for the month of September…Juliana preschool + Juliana after school program + 2 infants in daycare =$$$$

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