Keri - posted on 08/18/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm having a hard time coping with having to put my year old daughter back in daycare after a joyous summer of being a full time stay-at-home mom with her! I have very little help and have only been away from her once or twice over the last 3 months. At the end of last semester, the babysitter had just got Kailee to where she would cry for less than five minutes before falling asleep in the crib (prior to her being able to pull herself up), but when she's with me, I can only nurse her to sleep and I can just see her screaming for hours when the babysitter goes to put her down. I know that sometimes they just have to cry, and that it's okay as long as all their needs are met, but I just have the hardest time leaving her knowing how attached we are to each other and how upset she's going to be two days a week when I'm gone from her for eight hours. Any suggestions?