For the first time since the big switch, Jacob didn't cry this morning when I dropped him off at daycare. That was a nice change! I'm not sure what did it, but I hope it continues. On the way in this morning I let him help me sign him in. It's a touch-screen system, and Craig mentioned that he lets Jacob help him sign out. So, I figured I'd try it out. Then when we got in the room, there was a floor full of hats and bags and scarves, which is something Jacob always liked at his old daycare. Of course, he had to eat breakfast first, which was still fine with him because the word "milk" is like a Pavlov's dog thing for him. He loves it! But once one of the teachers scooped him up with the promise of milk, he was all set! I gave him a kiss and said goodbye without so much as a pouty lip! It's so funny in the mornings now because when he gets there the two toddler rooms are combined. There are older kids who are talking and quite a bit bigger than him, and inevitably one of the kids will come up to him when we get there and say "Hi, Jacob!" Of course, until today, usually their greeting was met with some sort of scream or cry. Poor kids were probably always wondering why Jacob was so sad!
Of course, it IS Friday and he's had a pretty good week as a whole. He's napped better, ate great, and continued to bring home lovely artwork. Now I just wonder how he'll do on Monday. Although, this isn't going to be a normal weekend so who knows what that will do to him. He's going to be spending Saturday all day and overnight alone with Grandma and Grandpa while Craig and I head off to Toronto for the Knighthawks game and a little alone time. We haven't done a night away since our summer trip to Niagara Falls, so I think it's about time to do it again. I'm a little worried that Jacob will freak out if we're not around (he's been doing a lot of "Mama, Mama, Mama" crying lately), but hopefully he'll have so much fun that it won't even phase him. Still, I'm a little worried that he's going to relate being left behind this weekend to being left behind at daycare, and we'll be back to square one on Monday. Hmmm.
Other than that, not much to report. We've had a rough couple nights in a row with Jacob waking up multiple times. We're wondering if his ear infection didn't go away, or if he got another one. He hasn't been as cranky as before, so it could just be teething, but he's been randomly miserable and a little extra tired lately despite napping better, so who knows. Just to be safe, we're off to the doctor again tonight. Ugh. Thank God for $0 copays!
Have a great weekend everyone!