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. :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

A very late update

Oh, so much going on since I last blogged.

As you may have suspected, I choose #3. SAHM with 2 boys about 15 minutes from here. I could not have made a better choice. I am so very very happy there and seriously feel like it was a blessing that our last sitter had to stop watching the kids.

With our last sitter (J), I never felt like she was really attached to my kids, just the kids she watched and waited to go home. They seemed taken care of all right, but I didn't feel any great connection with her or that she attached to the kids AT ALL. There was one thing that bothered me daily too. Her son was potty training (well he was trained but she didnt know how to stop the reward system), and apparently he got a piece of gum for using the toilet all day. For some reason, the timing of that was always after my kids left so pick would go like this EVERY DAY: I walk in the door, son is excited to see me and says to his mom "Can I have gum when Eliana leaves?" Every blasted day. I felt like he was just waiting all day for her to leave...

For a long time, I thought it was just me. I was, as you may recall, so very very happy with T our first sitter that we had for 2 years. She even became one of my best friends, and I thought well, noone will be her and that she was what I was comparing everyone to and noone would live up to that.

Fast forward to new sitter. I have found someone who I feel is very much like T. I love her, the kids love her, her kids love my kids, and I honestly believe that she is attached to my kids (in fact she told me so). So very very happy. Thank you God that we finally found a great new sitter. Now I worry about future babies in her family as I know she wants more, but I hope that she can have them in the summer and still want my kids for a while. :)

Other news:

Jacob has started crawling. Well, not quite crawling REALLY, but he is very mobile. He is close to a real crawl just only uses one leg...LOL.

Eliana is signed up for preschool next year. This preschool was not even on my radar because it is nowhere near me, but it is near new sitter (C) and she agreed to take her which is awesome (again, part of my worries C will not watch the kids for some reason in the future but i need to just trust God that it will all work out). LOVE this school. I can't wait until Eliana actually starts in the fall. The preschool is at a church (actually a friend from church works there), is Christian, and they have at least one parent activity a month IN THE EVENING or weekend so parents can get involved. And they have a Christmas concert. Oh, I am so excited. :) Eliana is signed up for the two day program because the 3 was full, but we are on the waitlist for the 3 day.

Finally, a not so good update. Jacob has been coughing since late OCtober. You may recall the episode with the pencillin which was meant to clear up the wheezing/coughing. Well, it has continued and gotten worse and we went to the clinic on Sunday who sent us to the ER and even threatened to hospitalize him. They didn't thankfully. Today we were back for a follow-up at our ped and they have diagnosed Jacob with asthma (with acute exacerbation if that means anything to anyone out there...doesn't to me). We are now (not so proud) owners of a nebulizer, accessories, and various medicines including some steroids...ick. Please say a prayer for jacob that this episode soon clears up and that we can get off the steroids. Thanks.

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Blogger Shazza911 said...

So glad to hear you found someone to watch your kids that you feel so good about. And that totally sucks on the asthma, but hopefully it puts an end to the coughing. Sebastian gets inhalers whenever he gets a cold, but has never been diagnosed with anything!! Hopefully it will be something that your little guy just outgrows!!

February 23, 2009 9:43 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

My daughter was about that age when she was diagnosed with asthma. The nebulizer and the accompanying paraphernalia is very intimidating for a while, but just fades into the normal life routine after a while.
The upside is that she has outgrown a lot of the symptoms, and hasn't actually used the nebulizer in 4+ years.
Good luck, glad to see you back.
And congrats on the new sitter!

February 24, 2009 11:23 AM  
Blogger Kimmyann said...

Glad to see an update. My little one was also about Jacobs age when he was diagnosed with asthma. He has only had to use the nebulizer twice in the last year or so.

February 25, 2009 6:53 PM  
Blogger Miss X said...

So happy that you are happy with the new sitter. I'll be praying for Jacob. And for you to trust God that He'll provide good, loving sitters while you are working (I need to trust Him more, myself!).

February 26, 2009 8:54 PM  

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