We all are. We have never gone this long without seeing her. (Unless you count the 6 months before DH had a court order at all and wasn't allowed to see her)
It will have been 5 weeks by the time we pick her up. I know she's having a great time at BM's. BM sent me a picture yesterday..she looks so much older than she did 4 weeks ago. Beautiful though. :)
Even our 2 year old DD asks about SD and most nights she sleeps with one of SD's stuffed animals instead of her own. Without SD here she is an only child and I don't think she likes it. SD coming home is going to be kind of hectic though. We're moving into a new apartment on the 1st and picking her up on the 4th.
Now to the school question. I know it's still a month before school starts but this question has been on my mind.
SD will be going to PM Pre-K. DH and I both work during the day. Occasionally, DH will work 1-8pm but that has gotten less and less frequent. SD's Pre-K class starts at 11:30 am so I will drop both girls off at daycare on my way to work every morning at lunch, my MIL (whose office is right up the road from the daycare) will pick SD up and take her to school.
My DH has requested off for the 1st day of school so that he can be the one to take her. But it's not guaranteed he'll get it. My MIL is going to go too..regardless of who else goes. That's just how she is. In the event that DH can't get off work..should I try and get off work? I don't really want to be the one that takes her. It just doesn't feel like my place. But if DH can't go it seems odd for MIL to just take her like she will every other day.
I should also note that SD has technically already had a very 1st day of school because she went to 3 year old Pre-K at head start last year. She only went for 2 months because BM moved back to her mom's after that..but she was there on the first day. I think DH, BM and MIL went. I remember staying home and watching DD and BM's son.
BM is more than welcome to come on the first day but I doubt she'll be able to. She lives almost 3 hours away..she'd need someone to drive her and she'll be right on the verge of having her baby..if she hasn't just given birth at that point.
Oh and DH's aunt said that they have a meet the teacher night a few days before school starts so she can see her classroom and meet her teacher. We are going to that.Thoughts?