I went to my first MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting this week. I was a bit apprehensive about the childcare aspect, particularly with Elisabeth. Jonah did great - and it was his first experience in a daycare type setting. Elisabeth was having a fussy morning, but the ladies in the nursery really worked with her to sooth her. I checked on her 2 times - the first time she had fallen asleep. The second time I had to nurse her. When I picked her up at the end she was having one of her alert & calm moments. But she started crying when I put her in the carseat.
So far we haven't found any foolproof ways of soothing her. Sometimes one thing works, other times it doesn't. And sometimes she can cry so loud my ears litterally ring. But when she's having one of her quiet alert times, she is so sweet. She coo's and even smiles if you talk and smile at her. It looks as if she is going to have some striking blue eyes of her own, but darker than her brother's.