So, last week when I was at the vet, I got to talking to the receptionist who is just back from her mat leave. Turns out her son is registered at a daycare just down the street from me that mom and son both love.
I figured I better give them a call to get on their waiting list. A super friendly lady answered the phone and as it turns out they have a spot opening up this October.
We went to visit tonight and it literally took us 5 minutes walking to get there. It's a clean daycare run by a mom and a helper with a maximum of 9 children which seems like a pretty good ratio.
From waiting list to acceptance in less than a week. But being there tonight made me realize that I'm not ready to leave her just yet.
The daycare is only full time so even if I was to bring her for a few hours a few days a week I would have to pay for the entire week. Not such a big deal considering it is a $7 daycare. So for about $150/month I can guarantee her a spot.
But even so, am I ready to leave her with someone else for just a few hours at 7 months old? We inevitably have to work on some issues first like eating and napping. But once those are mastered am I ready to make the jump? I never imagined her being in daycare full time anyways (even though my work situation is still TBD), let alone being in one half way through my mat leave.
I admit it. I am chickening out. But is it worth missing out on such an ideal situation?
What do you think?