Tomorrow we are meeting a potential babysitter/nanny to help out this summer. It’s a pretty big deal.
The only people who have ever watched our twins are either my parents or my husband’s parents. During the first year, we had to limit visitors because of their weakened immune systems. After that, it was just easier to rely on them because obviously we trusted them, and we also knew they could handle all three. It is not an easy task.
We have a lot of activities scheduled this summer (summer school for the oldest, swimming and tumbling for all three,) so that’s why I need help. The activities require one adult per child, and it’s just easier not to have to cart the twins along to drop off my oldest at school every day. Plus, I’m hoping I’ll be able to get a little work done, maybe some cleaning, and perhaps even run a few errands by myself.
I’m really hoping it works out!
In addition to all the fun activities we have going on, we also have a lot of appointments coming up. The twins have to go to the eye doctor for their yearly visit, plus they have their three-year well check-up.
Unfortunately, I also have some appointments coming up.
You know how much I enjoy the dentist, right?! Well, not only do I have to finally get that crown over my root canal, but first I have to visit a specialist for my jaw. Somehow, in between the root canal and the cavity, my bite has totally changed and I can’t even close my teeth in the front. Seriously, I can’t get my front teeth to touch no matter how hard I try. It’s super uncomfortable.
I also get to visit the Gastrointestinal specialist for my annual scope. Since I now have acid re-flux and Barrett’s Esophagus (a Pre-Cancerous condition from the acid going up into my Esophagus,) they need to monitor me to make sure nothing has changed. The first year I got the scope, I was still breast-feeding (well, pumping,) so I didn’t get fully sedated. NEVER AGAIN. Trust me. You want to be fully knocked out when they put that tube down your throat. I promise.
So, what do you have coming up this summer?
Melissa Matters says
I hope you find a great babysitter. It’s nice to have help. My son has GERD and had to get scoped several times as a baby. They wrapped him up and I felt so bad. I would definitely want to get sedated.
Good luck with the interview! It is so stressful finding someone to care for our little ones!
It is! Especially since this will be our first person we don’t really know. Thank you!
Good luck with the interview, and I hope you find someone awesome! That can definitely be stressful, but I hope it all works out! :]
Geez Shann! I had no idea you had to go through all of that. I can understand your jaw issues – I have TMJ caused by my auto immune diseases – and every once in awhile, something will happen when it gets swollen in my jaw joints and I can’t close my mouth all the way. It’s TERRIBLE! Hope all goes well with your scope!
We used a part time nanny for the first time last summer. It was amazing. It was so nice to have someone here at the house to play with and watch the kids so I didn’t feel guilty about working!
Hope you find a nanny as good as our sweet Rachel. Unfortunately, she leaves for a 2 month mission trip in a few weeks. 🙁 for us, yay for her!
Thanks Alexa! We’re doing a trial run with the nanny on Monday, so fingers crossed. I definitely feel super guilty trying to work with the kids around, so I’m really hoping this works out.