Yesterday was my first day of "childcare". When Ryan & I decided I would stay home with the kids the option of opening a daycare came up. One of the friends in our Lifegroup (Bible Study) had just had a baby and was interested in having me watch her. I agreed to care for her daughter at the first of the year. At that time Averley would be 3 months and her daughter would be 6 months. I figured Averley would be in a pretty good routine by then & her daughter would be pretty easy to care for at her age so why not?
The day went pretty smooth - her daughter was off schedule a little from what they had told me but it wasn't anything we couldn't work with. Her daughter really is a pretty easy child to care for. We didn't have any issues really other than trying to get her to go down for another nap in the afternoon - once that happened it was smooth sailing. She is formula fed & on baby food - I forgot how bad the poop smells!!! I am NOT looking forward to Averley starting solids. Averley's poop doesn't really smell since she is on breastmilk & Declan's poop is solid and plops right in the toilet so I don't really smell anything with his either.
I wanted to start watching 1 child at first and see how it went. My biggest fear is Declan not getting the attention he needs/deserves. It was already a transition for him when Averley was born & now there is another baby that needs attention. I really need to make sure I take time out during the day to sit & play with him one-on-one. He's beginning to throw fits like no other & I don't know if it is his age or the lack of attention so throwing the fit gets him attention - even if its not the right kind.
I think I need a date with my son! Actually, I know I do. That is my next goal - to have a date with my son. Not sure what we will do but anything that gets us out of this house will do. I'll let you know how it goes!