Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Finally something goes our way :0)

Well it has taken me 7 months but we have finally found a childminder for Imogen WOOHOO!

Since last July she has been in the nursery where I work and to be honest it’s been great, she’s really settled in and seems to like it.

The problem? Well I work an hour away from home which isn’t much of a commute for me but I start at 8am so poor Imogen is being woken at 6.30am, dressed and put into a car to sit for an hour strapped into a chair she doesn’t really want to be in and that’s on a good day! When the traffic is bad or there is an accident…..well you can imagine!

It also means should she be ill or need to be collected early for some reason there is only me available and I would have to leave work to collect her (probably the one thing I don’t mind about the arrangement!)

Also the days I have her with me I have to work later hours because of the opening times of the nursery so I can go back to finishing earlier again :0)

AND…..its slightly cheaper :0)

So we now have a local childminder for the two days she is normally in nursery which means Chris can drop her off on his way to work and I can collect on my way home, far easier for everyone including Imogen.

A months notice has been given to the nursery this morning.

I just hope she settles in ok…..

Friday, 19 February 2010

Suggestions please!

My sister in law as some of you will know had a baby boy 8 weeks before we had Imogen and we have been attempting to share the childcare.

She had a baby girl a month ago and yester day was the first time Imogen has gone to her Aunties since a few weeks before the baby was born, the plan being for everyone to try and get back into routine and back to normal.

The first day didn’t go great; Imogen was more than happy playing with Jack as usual but every time my sister in law picked up baby Chloe to either change or feed her Imogen became hysterical. This continued until my brother in law came home from work, once there was another adult in the house Imogen didn’t seem to mind anyone picking the baby up.

Today is day two and unfortunately has been worse than the first, for the morning Imogen has been more hysterical than yesterday and for longer periods.

At one point my poor sister in law had Jack and Imogen in highchairs for their lunch, she picked Chloe up, Imogen started screaming and Jack threw his lunch up everywhere….

My mother in law has collected Imogen this afternoon to give my sister in law a break and has taken her out shopping, apparently she is back to her normal happy self.

The problem is that she is now going to think if she kicks off enough Grandma will take her out but she is too young for us to either talk to her about it properly or punish her for being “naughty”

I’m really worried that my sister in law is going to decide she doesn’t want to look after Imogen anymore, I mean who would blame her, her children are both behaving lol

How do you teach a 15 month old to chill the f**k out?????

Thursday, 18 February 2010

12 Week Scan

Everything is fine :0)

Wednesday, 17 February 2010