This is going to be a really quick post because I’m not paying for a Nanny so I have more time to blog (SADLY!)
We have hired a Nanny, Ms. A, to come to our home every Thursday and take care of Sabine so I can study and get to my night classes on time since the Professor works late. Last week was our “get to know us” day and I spent the entire day hanging out with Ms. A and showing her the ropes with Sabine. This week they are “flying solo” so I can finish up my reading and study for tonight’s test.
Thursday schedule from now on will look like this:
- 9 a.m. Ms. A arrives.
- 9:15 a.m. I leave to meet with my practice client (more on this later)
- 10:30 I return home to nurse Sabine (she still will not take a bottle) and then hand her off to Ms. A.
- I will spend the rest of the day in the house studying and practicing while Ms. A takes care of my kid.
I gotta say, it’s pretty weird being in the house and not taking care of my baby. I miss her so much even though she is 20 feet away. It is also amazing, though, to know my only responsibility right now aside from studying is to step in every two hours or so and nurse my baby. One day, should she ever take a bottle, I should be able to leave for the entire day and study at the library.
Today was the first time Sabine went down a nap and woke up to someone other than myself or daddy. I was so worried that she would be distressed. Instead I walked in and found Ms. A sitting on the floor with a happy, smiling Sabine. AND she was dressed in an outfit and had a matching hair bow on! I so thankful we are able to do this once a week and that we have found a caretaker who seems to be a great fit for my household. Added benefit, she likes our cat circus!
What have you done about childcare? Has anyone else used a Nanny? We will be switching to daycare once I graduate and start working (sadly I could never afford a full-time NYC nanny). Any tips on daycare selection?