January 24, 2008

Baby Sitter Anyone

Well we had a great plan for when the little one decides to come. Our friend Kelly would come over and watch Mikayla. Mikayla is comfortable around Kelly and has known her for awhile. On Monday night Kelly fell and broke her knee cap and tore some ligaments in her knee as well. Poor girl!! So she can no longer help out. Another backup was our friend Shawn. Mikayla has also known Shawn for awhile and she is pretty comfortable with him. She always has to give Shawn a hug and gets upset if she doesn't get the chance. Well Shawn's grandmother is not doing well and he is headed out of town today to Illinois to spend some time with grandma before she passes. Strike 2 for us! I have a friend, Jen, in Crested Butte that can help out but due to the distance (30 miles) it may or may not work out. If this was a perfect world I would go into labor at night (during the work week) then the next morning send Mikayla to daycare as normal and Joe and I would head to the hospital, have the baby and Joe could still pick up Mikayla at 5pm as usual. Joe and Mikayla would come to the hospital so Mikayla could meet her new sister and have dinner with me. Then Joe and Mikayla would head home for the night and pick me up the next day. I can dream can't I.

5 comments:

AmyBow said...

ugh...the best laid plans, right? Maybe this bad luck means that the rest of your ideal world scenario will come true as the balance...

Lis Garrett said...

This was ALWAYS a tough one for us. Our nearest relatives are an hour away. I went into labor with Bridget at 35 weeks - my in laws were away for the evening and ALL the neighbors were gone. We had to call another mom in Hannah's class. Luckily the nurses were able to stop my labor.

Is there anyone at Mikayla's daycare you feel comfortable with calling? What about her teacher?? Another option which isn't ideal - if you have to go to the hospital in the middle of the night, your husband can take you (with Mikayla), get you settled, and go back home until your friend can arrive or he can take Mikayla to school.

GreenStyleMom said...

I'd help if I was closer!

Everytime I see a new post from you, I wonder if it is time. Will you have Joe post after you have the baby?

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh good luck! I am dealing with the same kinda of thing right now. How to organize it all when the baby comes. My dogs might just be crossing their legs all day and night :-)

Andi said...

I may know someone in Gunni (I'm assuming that's where you are!) that might be able to help! You can email me at anditippie@gmail.com if you're interested....

My friend, Norma, mentioned your blog to me. How fun! I can tell you the whole story via email.

Good luck with the babysitting!