Wednesday, December 1 was my first day back at work, and Brayden’s first day in daycare. It was hard, to put it mildly. Although Brayden is in the fine and capable hands of Misses Vicky, Teri and Debbie, I found it heart wrenching to walk away from his soft, sweet little body. Having been with him almost constantly for three months, I was broken up about being separated from him. And to make matters worse, I made a new mom mistake that had Brian and me back at daycare within two hours. The package on the Level Two bottle nipples said “3+ months” so, since December 1 was also Brayden’s three-month birthday, I switched him over to the Level Two nipples. Um, yeah – not a good idea. The milk came out way too fast, and Brayden couldn’t keep up. Luckily, Brian brought the Level One nipples from home and all was well after that.
For those of you keeping track, Brayden is now 13 lb. 4 oz. (as measured by the baby scale in Dziadzia’s house) and 25 1/2 inches. Here are some picture of the big day.