Well, it has been two full weeks since Alex has been in child care full-time – and for the most part I think it is going pretty well. He has only cried once when I left (and selfishly I was cheering on the inside – yeah for attachment!), but he plays very well with the other children, and of course eats very well. The one problem is napping. The first week, the most he slept was just under an hour. One day it was 10 minutes. This past week was usually an hour, and then one day it was closer to 2 hours. So he is getting better. The first 2 days of the weekend after child care, naps at our place were horrible too – he didn’t want to settle – but I think it was just a reaction to the change. Now he is napping well for me again too.
One cute story that Megan told me about Alex. Last week they were playing on the front lawn, and Alex kept saying “Bahh, Bahhh” (like he says for pretty much everything) but he was pointing in a crab apple tree at a bright red crab apple. Megan picked it for him, and when he got it in his little hands, he said “Ball” – Megan then replied – “No, Apple”. Alex looked at the apple, walked to the front door to be let in, then walked into the kitchen and gave it to Megan for her to cut up for him. She didn’t feed him the crab apple, but gave him some regular apple – but I thought that was a very cute story.
When Alex is now at home, I really notice how much he is trying to say different words again. He is much more vocal that’s for sure. He is also doing things that I have never seen before – for instance, actually blowing bubbles (with his soap bubbles), and he is now moving his little ride on cars with his feet rather than insisting that he gets pushed. He is also now getting off furniture much more smoothly (he always did before – but he is much better at it), and tonight… HE WALKED UP THE STAIRS WITHOUT OUT HELP!! Not just one or two, but a whole flight. Where has my baby gone? That is the one thing that really bothers me about Alex being at a sitters – I miss the new firsts. Sure I got the first words, the first steps, but there will be so much more that I will find out second hand and that is sad.