Location: Washington, United States

I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Long overdue update

In a word, September was CRAZY. You know how I said I wasn't 100% happy with the babysitter...well, it got worse and worse until one day she met up with the former sitter to go to the park, and I can't find any reason for the former sitter (who is my friend)to lie about what happened. Long list of things she was concerned of but this did it, I fired her the very next day. She went to the bathroom, in a public park, and told my kids to wait outside!!!!!!!!! My heart stopped when former sitter told me this. She was in the bathroom (in a stall) with her own daughter so you can't even give the sitter the benefit of the doubt that she thought someone else was watching out for them. So, I fired her and then began my search for another sitter. We now have a new sitter who I like right now. I feel 100% happy with her and it feels much like the previous setup where she is just watching her kids and mine. Her kids are 3 and 16 months. They go out to library storytime, visit their grandma, to the park, etc. Yes, I have to wake up the kids and take them to her, but at least they are safe.

Since leaving bad sitter behind, Eliana has made huge strides with her potty training. She can stay dry for long periods of time and let you know when she needs to go pee (not so much with the other yet..). I have even braved a few outings with her in panties and we have not had any accidents. The downside to this is that she is waking up at night time wanting to go potty...not so good for me. LOL.

Jacob LOVES cereal. His spitting up had seemed to get better when we moved to the lactose free formula, but it came back with a vengeance this past month. At his 4 month appointment, the ped told me to give it a few more days and if it continued to add cereal to his bottle and/or by spoon. Well, I have it 3 weeks and it didn't get better so we tried it by spoon. Night and day difference between Eliana's first cereal feeding and Jacob's. Eliana cried and scrunched up her face and looked at me like I had tortured her. Jacob cried when we finished the cereal...he wanted more! LOL. So, we are currently at 2-3 feedings of cereal a day. I hadn't planned on starting solids until 5.5 months like I did with Eliana, but since he likes it (and it was recommended...though it hasn't stopped the spitting up, but it is a little less) we will stick with this for a couple more weeks and start adding some baby food. Not sure if I will make his like I did Eliana. It is kinda too late I think to get a bunch of fruit at the fruit stand...guess I should try but no idea when I will ahve time.

Someone posted a comment wondering if I was off making friends. Well, I wouldn't go as far as to say that I have made new friends, but I am keeping busy. I have been regularly attending the Wednesday night parenting class at Big church. I have also joined a small group there that meets 2 Sunday evenings a week. Plus, I have been doing the MOPS thing. Love MOPS by the way. :) The parenting class has been interesting though I really am not meeting people there. The small group starts up tomorrow night.

So, I have been very busy and absolutely exhausted lately. Add to that Eliana has finally figured out and perfected getting out of her crib. Last night she refused to go to sleep...took about 2.5 hours to get her to sleep (on her floor..she refused to sleep in her crib), then a couple hours later she woke up, took off her pjs and diaper and came into my room to tell me she needed to go potty...this was repeated 3 times...the last time she crawled into bed with me...I got little sleep last night. Hoping tonight is better!


Blogger Miss X said...

Katrina, it's good to hear from you. Sounds like Elaina is about ready for a big girl bed. Only then she'll have an easier time getting out of bed!

Glad to hear you've been busy.

I can't believe that last sitter of yours - horrifying! So glad you found someone new that you like. And that you feel comfortabl having her watch your kids.

October 05, 2008 1:09 PM  
Blogger Babykins said...

Hi I've been a lurker from the SMC list. Sorry to hear about the sitter. I have had the worst luck with in home care from Sitters to Nanny's and went to a licensed national daycare. I would have never thought safe child care would be one of the biggest hurdles I have had. Hope this sitter works out for your family. In my area there is not any support system for SMC families. thanks for sharing about places to meet new friends.

October 08, 2008 6:23 AM  
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November 26, 2008 8:07 PM  

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