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Well we went yesterday for Alex 2 month appointment. He actually turn 3 months yesterday!!!! I was pretty excited about that. Well Anyway, he's now 12lb 7oz, he's 24" and his head is 15 1/2", so he is growing nicely. The doctor said he is the 50th percentile, so I'm happy. He also got his first set of vaccines and he did really good, He cried but as soon as we started to walk to the car he was fine.
I only have one weeks left before I go back to work everytime I think about it I start crying, I don't know how I am going to handle it. We fiund someone to take care of Alex instead of putting him in child care. She's the wife of a co-worker of dh, she has 3 other kids, so I know that she knows how to take care of a baby. I have some concerns, and I don't know if it's me freaking out or if they are normal. I'm afrid that she will leave him in a crib all day to sleep, that she won't play with him, that she won't spend the time that a child care facility would with him. She will have her 1 year old with her and I believe that right now she will also have her 3 year old daughter with her too and it might be too much for her and Alex will end up suffering the consequences of not having the attention that he needs. By having him with her will save us $400 a month and we are thinking to do it until christmas if things work out, if they don't then we will do it until sept. What do you girls think? Anybody that has their babies in child care now?
Sorry for thr very long post, thanks for reading this far....
Aww shots suck big time. I think I cryed more then Madison did when she got hers. She's gotten them from 2 months on every visit. Wow he's caught up to Madison. She was 12lbs 7oz at her 6 month check up. I'm sorry about you having to go back to work. I hate even thinking about having to go find a job if Dh doesnt get called back soon.
He's growing great Patty! Tyler weighs about 15 lbs right now My baby loves to eat. Haley was the same way. She stayed in the 90-95% percentile.
I'm so sorry you have to go back to work. I would be the same way as you worrying if I had to work. It's not easy, but luckily I don't have to work. I hope the lady works out great for Alex.
So happy to hear he is doing so great. I'm sorry that you have to go back to work. Your concerns are so normal. I think they would be a bit less if she didnt have 3 children plus yours to take care of. I would just make sure that her door is always open to you to pop in at any time without calling ahead. Park where she can't see your car and go at different times of the day. Is there any way you could stay home considering the cost of childcare and other work expenses.
I am not sure if it will make you feel any better...but....
I used to do daycare in my home when my kids were little. I had one infant I watched. Her name was Hannah. I honestly paid more attention to her than my own kids most of the time. I think it's because watching her was my job. I loved having a baby around again and treated her as if she were my own. I would never leave my own in their crib and always met there needs immediately...so it is only natural to do the same with any infant...mine or not. I also had an "open door" any time of day. I only asked if parents came during nap time to please be quiet and not wake the kids up. Her mom showed up at all different times of the day and I always welcomed the company. I never felt like she was "checking up on me" but I am sure as a mom, that is what she was doing. I never had anything to hide. I loved her little girl. I watched her until my own went to school.
Your little man will be well loved and taken care of. It's only natural to worry, but I just wanted to tell you that in home daycare is one of the best decisions you can make for your little one IMO. Just trust your instincts and pop in every now and then. Take a half day from work if you can once and just show up early to pick him up. It will help you feel a lot more confident that his needs are being met.
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Thanks Bobbie, that makes me feel a little bit better. I actually work about 30min from where he will be staying, but dh is only 10min so he might be able to stop by once in a while in he middle of the day just to say hi to him. I plan to leave work early once in a while.
Pamela, unfortunately if I don't work we can't live where we are living, we even thought about part-time and it's not worth it either way, we need my salary.
Hi Patty!! So glad to hear all is well with little Alex! YAY for him growing like a big boy! I'm so sorry about your going back to work soon! It totally stinks! The sitter worries are completely normal, I hope this one turns out to be just wonderful for you!
I can't believe Alex is already 2 months old!! WOW
As far as the daycare worries, I guess I don't really have anything to add. I have always been super lucky in that dept because my MIL does in home daycare...so I am fortunate. I hope it works out for you though!
Sorry about having to go to work...I only get 6 weeks maternity leave and then may take an extra 2 weeks on top of that...she isn't even here yet and I'm already dreading having to put her in daycare...your worries are normal...but I'm sure he will be well taken care of...just make sure you get as much of her policies in writing as you can...just in case things don't work you have something legal to back you up...