I haven’t blogged about the transition because it was painful for me and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do about balancing work and family. But finally, after 3 weeks, things are getting better.
Morgan hated daycare. He cried all day and would not play with the other children for the first few days. He also started clutching a blanket all day for security. He would fall asleep within an hour of getting home and wake every few hours during the night.
I was a wreck. I worried that we did not have enough time to bond. I worried that he would forget I was his mother. I worried that he thought we had left him!
Our early childhood intervention staff really helped to ease my mind. They told me that it would take several weeks for him to adjust. They described all of his behaviors as normal for any baby…not just an adopted baby starting daycare. This allowed me enough strength to wait it out.
This week, Morgan left his blanket in the crib at daycare. He plays with the other kids and he goes willingly to his caregiver and smiles at me and gives me a big hug when I pick him up.