I'll be keeping up with this as I'm going back to work after being there pretty much her first 2 years. I did work from about 2-3 months old until she was about 7 months or so but only part time and she was with dh most of that time. She went to a sitter a few times probably 6 max.
I'm sooo nervous about leaving her but we started going to a playgroup again recently and she is getting into hanging out with other kids. She tries to drag them all to play with her. LOL Its very cute. She hardly notices me in the corner anymore.
Its sad but I'm glad and think it might help her later on.
I left her twice at the gym childcare a few months ago and I could hear her crying whlie working out.
So it was a change to know she will fit in better now with other kids.