I got the call on Thursday that my start date to work is July 7th. That means I have ONE more week to spend with my baby 24/7. :'(. I cried when I got the call. This job is amazing, it really is. But I don't want to leave my baby! I DON'T!! I found a baby sitter. She lives a block away from me. She is AMAZING. My son has stranger anxiety, and he adjusted to her in an instant! I mean, he did not cry AT ALL! And that is soooo awkward of him, since he usually cries with anyone. She was really great with him. She gave me a glass of juice, and realized he wanted a sip, she got him a disposable sippy cup, gave him the juice, and gave him crackers. She has 2 children, ages 4 & 5. They are SOO Sweet! And they LOVED my son! All they wanted to do was play with him. She has a spacious house, Emergency exit, and a gate for the stairs. She has all the neccesities. She has tons of toys for him to play with, and she is willing to help me out if I want her to potty train my son. She is truly amazing!

My best friend told me, not to trust her. But I cannot live my life not trusting ANYONE. I need a baby sitter, and I have a really good vibe with her. I mean seriously, if I didn't have to work, I wouldn't. I would DEF. stay with my son. My best friend made me feel crappy, like I am leaving him with the worst of the worst. I am willing to give her a shot.

I truly hope it works out. I want nothing more then to go to work with a clear mind that my son will be well taken care of. I hope it really, really, really does work out!

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Caleb...
Jun. 28, 2008 at 6:45 PM If you are comfortable with this women then I say go for it.  I know if is so hard to leave your baby with someone. I had to do it too.  He will enjoy playing with the other children.  Do you think your friend is jealous that you got a great job?  I hope everything works out for you.  Best Wishes.

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Gordi...
Jun. 28, 2008 at 6:53 PM Maybe. I think she just might be! My job is 100% better then hers. She has no kids, so honestly, she doesn't have the SLIGHTEST idea of what I am going through!

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mom2s...
Jun. 28, 2008 at 7:09 PM Well, it sounds like your friend may have a jealousy problem. If you get a good vibe from her, I say go for it. Her house is safe and clean, and she seems trustworthy right? Always trust your gut. And have fun at your new job!!

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motom...
Jun. 28, 2008 at 11:54 PM Amy, I'm so proud for you on the job. I agree with the other repliers about your friend. It really does sound like she might be a little jealous. And to hear she has no kids of her own pretty much convinces me that your gut feeling and vibes go way beyond her advice to you. I wish you the best with your new adventure. Xavier will bloom so much being around other kids everyday in a new environment. Just to ease your mind, when you get the chance to, I would pop in early or unannounced just to see how things are going when you are not expected to be there. Then you will know for sure if you made a good choice in a sitter. It sounds to me like you did your homework and Xavier is lucky to have such a caring momma. Good luck girl!!

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TrezsMom
Jun. 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM You have got to do what you have to do. Working is obviously a big priority. I am proud of you. I know how protective you are over your baby and you are being very strong. Don't listen to negative people. You are doing a great job.

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marga...
Jun. 29, 2008 at 1:51 PM I  THINK THAT YOUR FRIEND (LIKE YOU JUST SAY) DONT HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW HARD IS LEAVING YOUR SON IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE YOU JUST KNOW BUT I THINK THAT YOU CAN NOT BE GOING IN THIS LIFE NOT TRUSTING IN PEOPLE, YOU DONT HAVE TO LISEN ANYONE BUT YOUR SELF , WE MOMS HAVE SOMETHING CALL SIX SENSE (AT LEAST WITH WHAT CONCERNS TO OUR BABYS ) WELL I TTHINK JUST ENJOY ALL THE TIME YOU HAVE UNTIL JULY 7 WITH YOUR SON , AND WHEN THE TIME TO GO TO WORK CAME TRY TO HAVE FUN IN WHAT YOURE DOING AND AT LEAST CALL HIM EVERY 3 HOURS JUST TO KNOW HOW IS HE AND TO LET HIM HEAR YOUR VOICE , AND NOBODY KNOWS YOUR BABY LIKE YOU DO SO IF YOU NOTICE SOMETHING WRONG PLEASE DONT LET IT PASSED, IM NOT SAYING THIS WOMEN IS BAD IM JUST SAYING BE ALERT ALWAYS I THINK THATS WHAT I WOULD DO,  IM SORRY IF MY ENGLISH IS A LITTLE BAD  JAJAJA  

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erica...
Jun. 29, 2008 at 5:28 PM Sorry to hear that your going to miss your baby I understand that is how I felt when I went back to school and it was only for 2 days a week LOL But good luck

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