Tuesday, January 26, 2010


How sad. It has begun. Maeve and I are transitioning to her daycare. Sigh. We spent a couple of hours there today just playing. She did fantastic. She had a great time and was very verbal while she got to know her new friends and teachers. I think she may be labeled the loud one in the class now... oops. Red flagged already. Ha.

I don't dread going back to work, because I actually do love it... but, I certainly have not missed it for the last 2 1/2 months. It has been an amazing experience to be a full-time mom and help Maeve figure out this new life of hers... of ours. She managed that transition pretty seamlessly. I know she'll do just fine. Although, there is one area that I'm worried about us both though -- we live this life of leisure and laziness right now and we are definitely not morning people. It could be ugly.

So... we will enjoy these last couple of weeks and get Maeve as comfortable as possible during this time. I do love her daycare... so, that is helpful.


karen gerstenberger said...

I'm thankful that you took this leave-time to adjust to your new family life and enjoy bonding and loving each other. You are also wise to take the transition to day care together, and gradually, as you are doing. Maeve sounds like a very sociable and adaptable little girl.
You are so gifted as a nurse - you are needed!- and I am going to bet that you will both enjoy your reunion at the end of each day, sharing your adventures and new experiences. When Maeve starts talking in words that you can understand, it will be SO exciting to hear her take on her days. Love to both of you.

Anonymous said...

You should know that little ones save up all their angst, anxieties, frustrations, and drama for mom. It's not that Maeve wouldn't have been well cared for, looked after, adored or fussed over. It's just that you are the only one she trusts to help handle her everything. Shauna, you are a wonderful mom, you are ready and able for the task,just know that some days it won't be easy. It's all part of being a mom - what an honor- welcome to the club!