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This Week in Alex-land...

I took her to the sitter for a test run to see how she'd do. I just left her there Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning - both to see how she'd do, and to get her on a bit of a happier schedule as far as sleeping goes.

She used to be on this kickass schedule where she'd get up between 6-8am then we'd have our day which included many naps, then she'd go to bed for the night around 8pm, but now due to teething, and Christmas, and travel, and mommy being too tired to wake her up and deal with a cranky baby, she's staying up until 11pm-1am and waking up at 10-11am. Not great for a working schedule. It's changing - I'm doing it gradually, and it's not going too badly, it's just slow.

Anyway, back to the sitter... she loved it there. She was having so much fun playing that she didn't even notice when I left. There were no tears, no drama, nothing. When I came to pick her up, she was all like, "oh, were you gone?" Yeah. I've got mixed feelings about that. Great that she's not all traumatized, but geez... way to make mama feel un-needed :(

I've concluded that half-days away from my baby are totally manageable, even welcome. If I could work only mornings, I'd be a happy camper indeed, but that's not the case... full days it is.

She'll like it there... we really found a great sitter. She's only looking after two other boys who are both age three, and one other girl who's the same age as Alex, but that's only for two days (afternoons) a week. There's lots of toys, and they do many outdoor activities, and she takes them to the library for story-time... I can't ask for much more really. It's a very nurturing environment, and she seemed to love it.

Work is looming closer and closer. I went out and bought an entire work wardrobe. I just said fuckit and spent the cash. Nothing like have beautiful new clothes that make you look and feel like a million dollars. I also went and dropped about $700 on new shoes too. Fuck I love new shoes. Brickers always has such fantastic shoes, and at %50 off, I couldn't say no. Now I absolutely HAVE to go back to work to pay off my Visa, but at least I'll look good.

I'm very much wanting to wait until Alex is at least two before I get pregnant again, but let me tell you, it's hard to wait and not speed that process along... not that I want another one immediately, but I just really am appreciating the time with my family. Especially with my dad so sick right now...

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bekasketch
Jan. 27th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
I was iffy about Toby going to day care...but he's less "mommy dependant" now.
He's actually started taking naps in the day.
He's picked up "talking" to us...alllllll day.
We make sure that there are toys there that he doesn't have at home, so he'll look forward to going some time.
I know he's only 4 months...but we're trying to make this easier on all of us.
sharya
Jan. 27th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
Four months... man... I couldn't even imagined how it was possible to go back at four months. I'm having a hard time imagining it right now even!

You totally just listed some of the pro's of the sitter: she's going to have more little kids to play with (she's a very social baby), different toys, different experiences, and different stimulations. When I get home from work, she won't be bored with her toys at home, and we'll get far more mileage out of them.

When did you actually start back to work?
bekasketch
Jan. 27th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
I started back work at 5 weeks.
And it killed me.
I used a sitter the two days that my husband and I couldn't watch him on our days off.
And I totally trust her...she was an employee of mine anyway.
But her school schedule changed and that ment I had to take him to day care.

sharya
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
You amaze me. I couldn't do it. Couldn't have done it, and couldn't do it for my next one either.
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