Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Growing Fast

Emily had her two-month doctors visit yesterday, about a week later than normal, but with Christmas, the doctor had taken a vacation and didnt return until yesterday. She's growing really fast! She is now 11 pounds 10 ounces and 21 inches long. She is doing great holding her head up, is ready to roll over any day now, and has figured out how to push herself from the middle of her bed to the top where she gets her head against it and it makes her mad! It's so amazing watching her discover new things...for instance yesterday she discovered a different flavor. It was grape because that's what flavor infant tylenol is. She wasn't super crabby but she did start acting like she didnt feel too great in the afternoon so I gave her some. My discovery, to get just the right amount of medicine in those little droppers is tricky! But by bedtime last night she was all grins...and she slept from midnight to 5! That was great...I put her in bed and then Neal brought her to me this morning so I didnt have to get out of bed for a full 8 hours (I did have to change a diaper and feed her, but my feet didnt hit the floor for 8 hours!)

Sunday at church the message was on peace and three things we should do for the new year. Celebrate Jesus everyday. Stop worrying. and ok, so I got stuck on the stop worrying part and don't remember the third thing. That one caught me because I have been worrying constantly over how I'm going to be able to stay home with Emily. If the lady ever returns my calls and comes by, we will be licensed (two things had to be fixed, and they are fixed, so unless she comes up with something else, we will be licensed). I've had some phone calls concerning daycare, but only one family came by and I've had no one actually say they want me to watch their children. I admit, I do feel a little hypocritical because the reason I'm trying to do daycare is that I don't trust a stranger with my kid, but yet I want strangers to trust me with their children. So anyway, I'm trying not to worry about it, but time is running out. I need someone to watch because I will terribly unpleasant if I dont get to be with Emily for more than a couple hours a day! So please if everyone out there would pray that this daycare thing will work out, then I have faith that it will. The verse they kept using on Sunday, "Don't be anxious about anything but in everything with prayer and petition, present your requests to God." Ok, I may have combined translations but you get the idea. So I'm trying really hard to do that. I just never imagined it would be so hard to get kids to watch. Especially when I called around yesterday and there is only one place in Raymore that would actually watch an infant right now and they are charging way more than I would charge. And there was one lady that could watch an infant starting in March. That's it. So surely there are more infants out there that need daycare, if only I could find them......

3 comments:

Liz Hightower said...

I'm praying for this situation. You're definitely doing the right thing, trusting God to do His part and taking the action of doing your part.

Blaine n Cameron's Mommy said...

you could watch my kids if you were closer...want me to just ship them up there and you can just send them to me on the weekends? just kidding! i got to really missing the annoying pains in the butt before christmas break was over.

Deanne said...

i'm sure you've posted ads, but have you also tried craigslist and facebook/myspace?