Happy new year to all of you out there!
We celebrated by leaving Curly overnight for the first time. He stayed with Strawberry’s parents for approximately 15 hours while we went into the city for dinner, drinking, and a night in a hotel. We put him to bed there and then were back for him at about the time of his morning nap. He had a total blast with his grandparents (and their dog) and I know the feeling is mutual. As much as we missed him first thing in the morning, it was lovely to not have to worry about him, to enjoy a throwback to our baby-free days of late night drinking and carousing, and to potentially sleep in the next day. Of course, that last one didn’t technically happen, because neither of us slept much due to the unfortunate drunken antics until past the wee hours of morning by idiots on our hotel floor. Oh well, you can’t win em all, and at least we didn’t have to drive.
Curly did a 1 hour trial at daycare on Wednesday and was “an angel” so we start full time on Monday. If he had been upset at our leaving him, there would have been a longer trial on Thursday, but the care provider didn’t think he needed it. I’m certainly glad that he’s an independent kid, and while I won’t lie and say that it didn’t sting that he didn’t seem to miss us, this is a preferable outcome. We are a little bit concerned how the scheduling and naps and feedings will all work out. I’m sure it’s going to be rough going for a week or so until he gets used to the new routine and they get to know him better. It’s great that they think he’s an angel, but in that time he didn’t need a nap, a bottle, or a change. He was enthralled by the new toys and people, but when that charm wears off, I think it may be a very different story. We trust them and I’m certain everything will work out in time.
For those of you that ended 2009 on a high note, we are so happy for you and hope that 2010 continues to smile upon you. For those of you that are not sad to see 2009 come to an end, may this new year be a hopeful beginning and may you find your heart’s desires fulfilled. We look forward to sharing our journey with you and following you in yours.
What a great way to start the new year! I hope you enjoyed you date night and I’m glad to hear Miles did so well at day care. I’m sure he’ll continue to do well there even if he needs some adjustment time.
Sounds like a wonderful way to spend New Years! (Especially the sleeping part!) 😉
Sounds like a fun way to ring in the new year, despite the less-than-courteous hotel neighbors. That’s fantastic that Miles did so beautifully at day care! So glad y’all found a good solution.
I hope he continues to do so well at daycare- it must have made it so much easier to drop him off if he was into all of the new people and toys.
Sounds as if you all had a great ending to 2009! It is fantastic that you all took a night to yourselves and completely enjoyed the evening.
Thanks for sharing all your milestones with Miles. I feel like you prepare me for what’s around the corner. I hope his new year at daycare continues to go smoothly.
Happy New Year! What an awesome way to bring in the new year! Glad you both got some alone time and had a blast!
Wishing you all nothing but the best this 2010.
Oh and that is great about Miles doing well at daycare!
Happy new year. so happy that Miles is doing well at daycare. I am nervous about that. Your new years sounds dreamy to me.
sounds like you guys had a fun new years; totally jealous over here! good luck tomorrow with drop off…
Wow, I’m so glad to hear that Miles doesn’t mind the daycare – I’m sure he’ll adjust well. Hope it goes just as well today!
Hello– glad you both enjoyed the quilling! I love to do it, but wish there was some way to prevent the gluey build up.
Thanks again for the carrier! 🙂
Oh geez, your first night to sleep in and hotel neighbors ruined it? No fair! I’m glad you had a good time despite that and that Miles did well, both with the grandparents and at daycare. Happy new year!