Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Interview And Some DRAMA!

First and foremost, please go here to check out a featured interview by moi. Daddy Dan has some really nice things to say about me (even though I don’t feel like I’m happy all the time :) ).

Now for the next batch of craziness in our lives…

Hubby and I both work, we all know that. When you work, and have kids, you obviously need childcare. As my long-time readers know, we haven’t had the best luck with childcare since we moved to our new house. Anyone see where this is going???

We hired a nanny back in March who has been great. It’s been so nice to leave the house while the kids are still sleeping and not have to take them anywhere. It’s been nice to come home without having to pick them up from anywhere. I loved the idea of having someone help me while I’m going to be on maternity leave.

But I’m starting to find out that good things don’t last. About 1 ½ months ago our nanny tells me that she’s pregnant. Again. She had her first daughter at the age of 16 or 17. She’s still with the girl’s father, but they are not married. He’s in the army, and just happened to be home for a month a little while back. You would have thought she would have learned her lesson the first time…there are ways to prevent babies.

Anyway, hubby and I have been nothing but supportive of her, even though I’ve had my reservations. She assured me that she had a completely normal pregnancy with her first and would only need about a week off when she had this one. However, this week happens to be at the end of February…during the most stressful part of my year. And then, just in passing in a later conversation, she mentioned that she was on bed rest for two months with her first. WHAT??? That’s not a normal pregnancy!!! Who’s going to watch my kids if you go on bed rest again???

Besides all of these issues, I don’t want two babies in the house. It’s going to be hard enough for someone to spend equal time with my son, my daughter when she's there, and the new baby, let alone if she has her own two kids (including a newborn) with her.

So now we’re on the search for a new nanny. As of right now, unless she finds another job right away, our current one will stay until I have the baby. The during my maternity leave I’ll search for a new one…one who hopefully will not be having her own babies any time soon.

8 comments:

radioactive girl said...

I am telling you again....move near me! I would love to watch your kids! I am so sorry you are having such awful luck with the people you choose. I hope it works out and makes everyone happy and doesn't stress you out too much!

Sherry said...

First of all GREAT GREAT interview. You are the happiest person I know and have such a well balanced life, which is awesome. You are an inspiration to all that ready your blog.
I am sorry you have to go on yet anothe "nanny" hunt. It has to be so hard because afterall your children deserve and will get nothing but the best.
I hope all goes well when the time comes to pick the nanny that will last.

Kellie said...

For real?! How I wish we lived near each other--I'd watch your kids in a heartbeat!! Morgan would have so much fun with them.

I'm sorry you're dealing with this AGAIN. I'd be beyond frustrated.

:)

Deanna Balestra said...

Hi! Just found your blog! I need to find more working moms to connect with! I love your little baby on the side of your blog!

I know finding childcare can be rough, good luck to you!

Kelly said...

OMG, you poor thing! I can't believe you guys have to go through this yet again!! Best of Luck to you!

squishytushy said...

No, no, no... That won't work at all! You can't have a pregnant nanny!!! And she'll only need ONE WEEK OFF after giving birth?? No way, jose! Besides, she can't possibly look after her own newborn and your kids, at least not equally. And not on your dime! UGH!!!

(In Toronto, most people opt for Filipino nannies - they are great with kids - umbrella statement, I know - but really, really good.)

squishytushy said...

No, no, no... That won't work at all! You can't have a pregnant nanny!!! And she'll only need ONE WEEK OFF after giving birth?? No way, jose! Besides, she can't possibly look after her own newborn and your kids, at least not equally. And not on your dime! UGH!!!

(In Toronto, most people opt for Filipino nannies - they are great with kids - umbrella statement, I know - but really, really good.)

Rachel said...

So sorry you are having to deal with childcare troubles again! I hope it works out like it did last time. Well, without the pregnancy.