Monday, February 21, 2011

Big Girl

My brother Brad, myself and Makenzie after church
Before I had Makenzie I had no idea how attached I'd get to her. If you would have asked me about leaving her with a babysitter I wouldn't have had a problem with the idea. Then she was born and the thought of leaving her would make me anxious. I have only left her with my parents. When I go to drop her off she waves at me bye-bye and gets her play on with her Grammy and Poppy and uncles, there is no shortage of attention for this baby girl.

Dirk and I decided the last time that we were at church that it is time to put her in child care at church. We couldn't pay attention and she would get frustrated, it was just becoming quite the ordeal. The week leading up to putting her in I was SO anxious. I never thought I'd be that parent but I just couldn't stop thinking of the germs she'd be putting in her mouth and what if another kid bit her or hit her or??? It was absolutely ridiculous because we all know that's what childhood is about BUT as a mommy I was just having such an issue with it.

Well we did it yesterday. The worker quickly took her from us and showed her the bubbles and she was fine. Not a whimper or a look back. We watched her from the window for a bit and then had my brother check on her midway through the service. He said she was doing great and was just playing toys. We came to pick her up and she was sitting in the middle of the room playing and having a good time. I am SO thankful that she did well and that we can now enjoy the church service and really pay attention. Just another milestone in our baby girl's life.

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly how you feel. I actually started putting Ryan in the nursery at church when he was 6 months old, and he still has a hard time with it sometimes. He was just way too distracting in the service. I also go to Jazzercise twice a week now for an hour, and he gets watched there. Sometimes I feel slightly guilty about it and I'm not even sure why. In the grand scheme of things, I think an hour or two a week isn't bad. It's probably good because it teaches our babies social skills, and that Mommy goes away but always comes back.......anyways my point is that I know how incredibly hard it is to leave them. I'm SO distracted in church thinking about him.