- I quit my full time job. I'm going to attemp going it alone - doing consulting / project work on a vendor basis. Ideally for the same company. There are lots of moms who are former employees who are doing this kind of work here. I should be able to at least make my same salary, working less hours and more flexibility. Sounds like a win-win for me - only catch is that I need to find a project to work on. But I've got some leads. In the mean time I'm very busy wrapping things up at work, and getting my self set up as a business so that I can be an independant contractor. I'll try to write a longer post soon to tell you more detail about how all this went down. In short: stupid company. their loss.
- We have officially hired the 'temp' nanny as our new full time nanny. She is working out great. We have her for 40 hours for now, but have told her that my work schedule should get lighter soon, so she will end up with at least one day a week that's a short day.
- The babies are doing great. Callie is crawling and pulling herself up. Danny has finally decided to join the world of self feeding. Not very efficient at getting much food in the mouth, but they're both trying. This weekend we installed baby gates and lowered Callie's crib.
I have a few more questions from readers that I haven't answered yet. I'll try to do another Q&A post soon. In the mean time, feel free to keep asking me anything you want to know.I'm trying to figure out how to share some of my documents with some of you who have asked. Let's see if this works...
This first one is the log sheet we use with the nanny. I created this using a few different examples I found. It's working pretty good. Let me know what you think.
Here is my uber list of baby gear. I've been keeping this updated and sharing with a few preggo friends, so I thought some of you might like it too.
and finally - this is our schedule and food. This one has three tabs - their 5 month schedule, their schedule at 8 months, and our food menu at 8 months. We're eating lots more finger food and less pureed things now, but I haven't yet created a 9.5 months version.