Well yesterday Riley was at nursery and she finally seems to be settling in J when I dropped her off she didn’t cry, well not while I was there. They said she’d had a really great day and was starting to play with the other children and giving them kisses… she's even made a little friend :) She is now in Caterpillars, she’s evolved from being a Ladybird.
I think it helps I'm now working 9-5 it means she arrives in time for snack, then has lunch and then dinner at at 3.30, comes home and has her 2nd dinner at 6pm ~ so basically her day revolves around food! I hope she doesn't become a comfort eater, will just have to make sure she's super active.
I think Riley is quite a shy child, she doesn’t seem to like going off to play at baby groups as much as a lot of the other children. Hopefully her confidence will grow with time. She’s not shy at home and with people she knows so it’s just strangers and in busy places which I can totally understand.
I have also noticed that her understanding is increasing every day. I think she understands most of what we say, she certainly follows most instructions. It’s nice to feel like she’s responding to you even if she doesn’t have much language to talk back (maybe that’s a good thing!). I guess from now on we have to be much more careful what we say around her.