The Exploits of a Nanny

New family May 22, 2007

Filed under: baby behavior,baby development,milestones,my man — S @ 1:20 am

Rose is leaving.  She’s moving to Seattle in August.  So we’re interviewing new families to find a replacement.  I met the first one (only mom and baby) today and they seem like the best match so far in terms of age, but I also found out that Rose’s end date is later than we thought it was going to be and 2 and a half months after this potential family’s desired start date.  Hum.

Rose started crawling last week.  She’s still getting good at it, but she can make it pretty well around the room…eventually.  Liz has started pulling herself up and she reached for me while her mom was holding her for the first time last week.  She’s started crawling over to me and trying to pull herself up on my legs which is very endearing.

Mike is going to be in Chicago Wednesday only a few miles away, and I don’t get to see him 😦   Friday…friday….friday

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Back to blogging April 13, 2007

I tend to bounce back and forth between my blogs, so to catch up on the other side of my life, and to hear some fantastic news, go here.

So there’s alot to catch up on, and so many things I’ve thought of to blog about and then didn’t, so I think I’ll list some stuff, forget some stuff, and slowly catch up as things come to me.

Rose clapped and waved for the first time last week. It was very exciting. There have been a couple of times where all three of us have had clappingfests. Sitting in a circle all clapping our hands. It never lasts long, but it’s so cool to see the excitement on their faces.

Another moment I love is when the girls look up from their little circle of toys and realize there’s another baby sitting across from them. If they time it right, and both become aware of each other at the same time, they start talking to each other. Their little babble conversations are one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

Liz is becoming much more mobile, but not actually crawling yet. She mostly rolls where she wants to go and then sits up. She just started sitting up on her own this week.

Two things need to happen soon, or I’m going to need to say something.  I’ve been told both things are going to happen repeatedly in the last month, but I come back the next day or after the weekend, and they’re still undone. Liz’s crib needs to be lowered, which right now isn’t really a problem while I’m here because she’s still not using it during the day, but that’s hopefully going to change soon, and I think her parents use it sometimes in the evenings.  She has the strength to pull herself up and now that she can sit up on her own, she could potentially fall out.  The second is a more immediate concern of mine because I’ve started getting really nervous every time I leave the girls alone upstairs to make a bottle or use the restroom.  Liz’s mobile enough that she could find her way over to the stairs and fall down them.  A very, very scary thought indeed.  I’ve started putting her in the exersauser or putting a really fat pillow in front of the entrance when I leave, but really, a gate should be put up.I get to try out the double stroller for the first time today! Yay for sun!

 

sympathizing with my fellow bloggers January 30, 2007

Filed under: my man — S @ 3:15 pm

To echo Nategrabes and Emma_Linda:

If Mike came to Chicago right now, I would not be upset

 

It’s my birthday I can cry if I want to. August 28, 2006

Filed under: my family,my man,my roommates,the bad — S @ 7:06 pm

The boys were golden today until about an hour before their mom got home. Then all hell broke loose. There was screaming, and turning the music up really loud, and defiance, and fighting, and general disregard for anything Stephanie had to say unless major threats were employed. I think Janice’s starting to wonder why I’m having so much trouble, or maybe she thinks I’m too hard on them. I felt like crying while I was biking to Blind Faith Cafe to wait till 7:30 when I was supposed to meet the girls at our apartment to see it for the first time. I like it. It’s not perfect by any means, but I’m excited about making it our home. Can’t move in till the 15th though

Things looked up after I got to vent to the girls and an amazing slice of carrot cake from Becca’s new work place. And a call from Mike. I also got calls from my Mom, dad, Lenora, Karis, Matt (I think he was probably at work or something, because he called separately what a sweet brother-in-law), and Dancy (who then handed the phone to Andre’ and we had a quick and slightly awkward conversation I love my brother ) So overall a good birthday.