I did it.
I e-mailed the daycare to hold a morning spot for the Chou. And you know what? I'm totally at peace with it and even, dare I say, feel good about knowing I have a place for her.
The day home with Daddy and watching Chou at playdates really solidified it for me: Chou needs to play with other kids, and she can do so without me around and still survive. And then, I read Jen P's post about how Newt actually cried LEAVING daycare, and I think, "See? It's all going to be fine." Now, we move on.
Can you see my tooth? It's there...I promise!