After almost 17 months, Momo is going to daycare for the first time this week. We were really blessed for timing; for the first six months, Kev and I were both off with her together. Then I got the rest of my maternity leave, six more months. When I went back to work, Kev took five months off during the off-season at work. But that well has run dry, and he’s been called back.

Momo’s been doing overnights with other people since she was a week old, she is a pro at it. Daycare will be a walk in the park. But even though I’m putting on a brave face, it still hurts for some reason.