So let me start this by saying - I LOVE our daycare. I think (hands down) it is the best fit for Molly, and I never doubt that she is in great hands when I drop her off. She is so attached to her teacher these days she actually snubs me for her when I pick her up, but that's another story....
BUT.... every now and again I get annoyed with them.
When I picked her up yesterday, she was in the "big kids" room as they are starting to transition her. The teacher said to me "I have no idea if she got her afternoon bottle - you may want to check the fridge."... I informed her I don't pre-make the bottles so that's no help. She went on to tell me how she had just had her snack (puffs) and we both agreed if she had not had her bottle she would probably be a lot crankier. Additionally I found two dirty bottles in her bag, so I assumed we were good.
As soon as my car went in reverse out of the parking space the screaming began and it did not stop until she got out of her carrier. Since her chart was obviously not filled out completely - I really had no idea if this crying was hunger or not. We made it through the night and I gave her a couple of extra ounces at bedtime to help offset anything.....
She woke up before 11. Again, I had no idea what her ounce intake was for the day......so again, I did not know if she was hungry. I made her 4 ounces - she took it right down and slept until 5:30.
My conclusion is that she didn't have her second bottle, but the bottle was used to make rice cereal so that's why it appeared dirty - and when she got handed off to the second teacher - the second teacher SHOULD HAVE verfied it with the first. I am annoyed that she did not and let me attempt to figure it out when I picked her up. Additionally Molly DOES NOT SLEEP at night if she doesn't get two bottles during the day and in my opinion puffs do not count as a bottle replacement.
I just called and talked to the teacher, who tells me she got her second bottle at 3:00, she just didn't write it down. I don't for two seconds believe this and I'm again very annoyed. In fairness she doesn't always write things down, but I really feel given everything that happened last night that she was underfed. And ya know what? we all make mistakes, I'm OK with that - but I hate that she appears to always go on the defensive when I question things. This doesn't need to be a big deal, but I want to make sure it's corrected, especially as she transitions and isn't always with the same person all day. I am very reasonable in the assumption that daycare will never take care of my baby as well as her mother, so things like this really get under my skin when I feel like it's falling on deaf ears. UGH.
No point to this post, I really just wanted to vent. From now on however I will be double checking every detail when I do pick up. I am really happy our entire nights sleep wasn't killed last night - because that has been the pattern the few other days when she's only had one bottle.
Why do we have to work?
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TTC #1 since August 2011 MFI Diagnosis - April 2012
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ET - 7/17 - 1 blast transferred. Beta - 7/26 273, Beta 2 7/30 - 1143. Beta 3 8/6 - 11,597
12/25 - Santa tells us "IT'S A GIRL!" EDD - April 4th
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Molly Mildred born 03/31/13
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Remaining four frosties arrested due to "embryologist error"
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Stims start 11/28/14, ER December 10th, 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, only 4 fertilized
1 Blast Transferred on December 15th..... Beta Christmas Eve... Please Santa, bring me a baby!
Beta #1 345.....Beta #2....750/ First U/S 1/13/15/HB 131....EDD 9/2/2015