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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

First Day of Daycare

This morning, I was up and awake for a 5 am 3 miler, but apparently, the Garmin was not. It kept losing its signal, so I have no digits for the run. But I swear I did it.

But, onto what's really on my mind today: D-day. My first day back at work and Norah's first day at daycare. Of course, I took a few pics of her to commemorate her big day, but this one is the closest I could get to a smiley pic: She looks like she's either stoned or has gas. It's hard taking pics of babies, or at least it is with my camera which has a few second delay from when you press the button to when it actually snaps a pic, so she could be bright eyed smiles one second, but by the time I get an actual picture, she looks like this:
Oh well. Maybe one day I'll splurge and get a fancy camera that actually takes the picture when I press the button.

Right now, I'm feeling surprisingly calm about the afternoon's drop off at daycare, but I'm sure the waterworks are waiting until after I drop her off. At least I know Jerry is close by and he has ensured me that he will stop in and check on her this afternoon. And afterall, she'll be at DC less than 4 full hours. She'll be fine.

Whether or not I will be okay is yet to be decided. Thankfully, today and tomorrow are just "duty days" (heh, I said "duty"), so I don't actually teach class, which is good because if I need to cry, I can do it in the privacy of my office and pretend I'm crying about hashing out my syllabus.

23 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Oh boy, it'll be one of those days, Norah will be fine, you on the other hand, well chin up...Norah will be fine.

d.a.r. said...

Good luck this afternoon!!!

X-Country2 said...

Awww, you're both going to do GREAT! Good luck!

D10 said...

Norah is just too cute! Love her outfit too.

shellyrm said...

That's a hard day! My littlest just completed his first full month at daycare. Luckily, I had been able to bring him to work with me for the first year. Only delaying the inevitable, really and I cried the first week. Max, he was fine and had fun with his new friends. I am sure Norah will be so happy to see you at the end of her day! That will make up for the absence!

Jess said...

Good luck with the first day of daycare. I hope it goes well and that Norah has a fun time!

Katie A. said...

You sound awesome! And Norah is getting cutter all the time! Don't hold back on the tears, sometimes it just feels better to let the crying out and get it over with! Good luck! :)

Marlene said...

Good luck to both of you today! I hope you're all surviving the afternoon.

(Awesome job getting up for your run - good way to kick off your first day back to work)

MN Mom said...

Norah looks so cute! Man has she grown! Hope Norah's day at DC is good and fun.

Carolina John said...

seriously, look into getting a nikon d60. It's a digital slr camera (not a tiny point-and-shoot that takes amazing pics. it's fast enough to capture a smiling baby. it's the best thing we've bought since we had kids.

N.D. said...

hope it went well!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

hopefully it went well. i had a lot of tearful days between day 1 and age 4. some days it's easier and some days it's harder. but my daughter is growing into a beautiful confident young women, so i'm sure in the end it all worked out fine. :-)

Christie said...

I said before that Norah looks like a doll. I showed the pic to my mom. She didn't think she was a real baby until I scrolled down. She's such a cutie.

sara said...

i hope the first day of daycare went well! honestly, i don't have kids but i can't imagine how difficult it is to leave your child with somebody else for the first time. i get a little anxious just thinking about it.

anyway, i hope you and Nora had wonderful afternoons. she's adorable whether or not she's smiling, so keep the pictures coming :)

teacherwoman said...

What a doll. I presume the afternoon went well. :)

Christine said...

So i went to check out daycares one day...and at one of them they were talking about how important it is to be comfortable with where you leave your child. All of a sudden I started bawling my eyes out...couldnt stop! I was mortified. I also hadn't slept at all the night before and it was the 1 year anniversary of when my Dad passed away...but it was still just incredibly embarrassing. I'm sure I'll have some good stories about really leaving my kid there...haha.

Crystal said...

I just want to squeeze those cute little cheeks!!!

Mrs. K said...

Oh my gosh do tell how it went- my first day was not so good- i cried all day and called every 10 minutes. it was awful- meanwhile J was happy as a clam

Carly said...

Adorable photos!! I hope today went well.

Rio Runs said...

Good for you for getting a morning run in! Hope the day went okay for both you and Norah.

Firefly's Running said...

It's normal to cry on the 1st day. I hope you had a good day.

Ted said...

I remember mine very well. Wow - Norah looks like her Dad.

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

Norah's smiling picture on this post is right next to your smiling marathon picture...she looks so much like you! Good luck mama, Norah will do great :)