Turns out that she was doing ok, though not having a spectacular start to her day care experience. She did nap off and on most of the morning, in the swing and in her crib. By the time that all the naps were over, it had been about 4 hours since Ashlin had last eaten, so she was a bit cranky. They hadn’t wanted to wake her, as she was getting used to the new environment. So, cranky baby who doesn’t really like bottles? It didn’t go too well, she ended up taking 2oz over an hour, really making the instructor work for it. I was pretty happy she took something.
When I walked in to pick her up, she was in the swing, crying. According to the afternoon instructor, she had just started that minute. A few minutes before she had been playing and smiling. Ashlin loved their play-gym mat, and the excersaucer they have (theirs rocks too). She also really enjoyed the swing. They had tried to give the second bottle, but Ashlin didn’t want any of it, but was obviously hungry. Poor baby.
I go get her sister and get home to nurse my baby. Ashlin is obviously tired, as her nap schedule has been thrown off by the new place, new sounds, new people. Today may not have been the best day to start her, as there were three instructors today, where usually there are only two. They’re sure that next time, Ashlin will do better, not that she did all that badly today. She will get used to taking bottles, and sleeping in a new place with new people and new sounds.
I’ll get used to it too.