Jack is one of those rare few men who works in one. Whenever I tell people they are shocked and surprised, but for me it just seems so right. He's amazing with children and I'm a lucky lady to have someone who is used to being hands on... some days he probably changes more nappies than me haha! We're also extremely lucky that it means we can take Indie to the nursery where he works.
For the past two days we've been taking Indie in for her settling in days. Wednesday we were both there for an hour whilst she got to meet staff, the other children and play whilst we filled out bits and bobs. Then yesterday was the first time I've had to leave her. My sister said it was exactly the same as leaving her to go out for the evening, but it didn't feel the same at all! I felt like part of me was missing, and it felt wrong not being with her when I could have been. It was only an hour and a half, and I admit I really did enjoy having a quiet Costa with a magazine by myself. But I was glad to have her back after.
As I type this Indie's at her final settling in. She went in with Jack as he started at 8am and it was me she waving to as she left. She's there until 3pm when I'll go and meet them. It's the weirdest feeling being here on my own without my little lady giving me cuddles, or zooming around the floor to get the toy she wants. I know it will feel different when I'm at work as I'll be leaving her for a decent reason, but right now I just feel sad haha.
We're happy with our decision though. Nursery may not be for everyone, but I think it will really benefit Indie. She'll get to see a lot more children and have a whole load of new toys to play with! She'll also see Jack throughout the day so she'll be reassured that everything's okay. Jack's also happy as he gets to play his music to Indie on the way there and back... poor girly haha!
|Enjoying the last few days of Maternity Leave|
How did you feel about putting your little one in nursery?