Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Grab bag

We interviewed 2 nannies yesterday. We can't choose. One speaks Spanish and is very well known by the Sharebear's family so she's obviously a very safe bet. She also interacted great with the kids and has two very well behaved and sweet children of her own which obviously speaks well for her. The other one speaks Chinese and Kay and I really like her. But we just don't feel we know enough about her to judge. The Sharebear's mom pointed out that we really liked our current nanny after interviewing her too but now we have major problems with her.

Nutmeg is saying longer sentences now but I can't remember the great sentence she said today. Something about Eliot. She's doing the subject verb object thing now, like "Mommy blow bubbles." Oh, and at dinner today she came out with, "mommy cranky," even though I totally wasn't. Also, while we watched Oprah today and the now-familiar footage of crowds chanting in front of the conventioncenter came on, Nutmeg repeated, "We want help!"

She's sleeping so well now. I'm so happy. Goes right to sleep for naptime and bedtime with maybe one little cry. Slept 8:45 to 5:30 a.m. for a solid week, until this morning when she woke up at 3:30 again. But here's a step -- even though I didn't nurse her at 3:30, she still didn't wake up at 5:30 like usual, but slept right through to 7. Atta girl.


Notta Wallflower said...

Good luck deciding on a Nanny. I'm sure it must be a difficult decision.

Kori said...

It's amazing how good a little sleep can make you feel. Way to go, Nutmeg! :)

Hillary said...

I am so jealous. My daughter is almost three, and STILL wakes up a few times a week. Granted, it's not hard to get her back down, but the interruption sucks!

I have only gotten 8 straight hours of sleep randomly these last few years. It can take it's toll.

I'm with Kori! You should throw Nutmeg a party.