Sunday, December 30, 2012


Mark and I will be interviewing day cares on Thursday, any suggestions of questions to ask, things to look for? Here are some I pulled off the internet...

At a Day Care Center

Do caregivers have first-aid/CPR and child development training?
Is each child assigned to a primary caregiver?
How many children do you serve, and what are their ages?
What is the range of activities in which the children participate?
How large is the center? (There should be 35 square feet per child in order for each child to have enough room to play comfortably.)
Is the center licensed?
What happens if I need to bring my child early or pick him up late?
Do you let kids attend if they're not potty-trained or if they have a runny nose or a cough?
How do you discipline kids?
Is there an outside play area? Do kids use it every day?
Do you ever take children on outings off-site?
Will I be charged if I take a vacation or my child is sick?

Family Day Care

How long have you been providing care?
Do you have first-aid/CPR and child development training?
Do you have a current state license or registration?
How many children do you care for? What are their ages?
Do you care for the same group of kids every day?
What is a typical day like for the children? How much time do they spend outside?
What meals and supplies do I need to provide?
Can I drop my child off early or pick him up late sometimes?
What happens if you are ill?
If my child gets sick, would you give him medication?
If my child misses a day, do I still have to pay?
Do you let children watch TV?

Weekend review

Friday: I couldn't get out of work fast enough. I don't know if it was pregnancy hormones or just a bad day but Friday was not my day.

Saturday: I caught up with an old friend for lunch and then I got to meet April's little one, Kellan. I got to hold him and feed him, he was so tiny and cute. I cannot believe in less than 4 months I will be there. April and Adam allowed me to ask them any and all questions I wanted about delivery and I started reading my first baby book!

Sunday: Mark is off today so we have big plans to run errands, give pups bath, take down christmas and clean house....riveting stuff!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

21 week update

Sleep: I toss and turn all night and have to get up to pee at least 4-5 times so I am pretty tired most mornings when my alarm goes off.

Maternity Clothes: I can get away with non maternity shirts/tops but any pants without an elastic waste have to be maternity pants. 

Food cravings: None, I really dont have much of an appetite

Food aversions: Nothing in particular but really I dont want vegetables.

Symptoms: ACID REFLUX! 

Doctor’s Appointment: I had an appointment last week and we will see him again in January
Gender: Its a surprise!

Movement:  Two days ago around 4:45am when I was laying in bed
delaying the inevitable...getting up to pee, I think I felt our first movement but havent felt anything since.

Belly Button: No changes yet...

What I’m looking forward to: Having 4 days off in a row with Mark at the end of the month
What I miss:  A good nights sleep

Blog help

I haven't blogged in about a month and I don't know if it is lack of something interesting to say or laziness, maybe a little of both.

 I need inspiration, motivation or a swift kick in the ass...