Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The baby walks.

Two posts in one day. I have been bored. Yikes, never thought I'd get to say that again. The thing is my precious little 10 month old had his first double nap day (for 1.5 hours each time and not 15 mins) since birth. I am exaggerating of course-he sleeps in the car too. But this was all at home. I didn't know what to do with myself. Cleaning was mostly done, laundry too, so I surfed the net, lurked on Facebook and came back here.

Now to the purpose of the post-My baby started walking. Weep weep weep. A month or so ago he really discovered his walker. He went nuts, running around the house, laughing like mad. Then a few weeks ago he attempted one or two steps sans walker/chair/laundry basket to push. These past few days the walking has increased to 8-10 steps before landing on his bum. I'm so proud and so sad.

Another note-I'm still looking for good child care. The area I live in is overloaded with babies. There are one million people in the surrounding area and apparently all of the women had babies this year. We have been on about 7 waitlists since April-ish. I checked out this daycare today and read their compliance notices. One said that on a random check 10 babies were left with one person, two crying and no assistance provided to them. This was 2.5 the ratio so they scored LOW. I almost cried when I read this, and I'm not much of a crier! I also visited a dayhome today and met a nice lady. A few more questions need to be asked but otherwise I think we will go with her. She is a mother of 4 and a young grandmother of three. She was great with the kids there and attentive to Cade. Her house was clean and she was fine with us providing Cade's food or with her and I working on a menu together. It will add 50-60 minutes (total) to my commute but good care is worth it. We'll be meeting with her tomorrow so I'll report back for my one commenter (THANKS HEATHER!) and many lurkers.
Later on....Wow I need to go to bed, I posted this pic a few weeks ago. Oops.


Blogger heathersway said...

See BP Recipe here: http://www.thepioneerwomancooks.com/2007/06/bread_pudding_f.html

Oh I feel your pain about the child care thing too. Most of the people operating dayhomes in my town shouldn't be. Good luck with that.

December 19, 2007 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger heathersway said...

Oh and way to go Cade! Wahoo!

December 19, 2007 at 9:53 AM  

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