Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Nothing Super Exciting.

Well, maybe one exciting thing - I think the fancy ($42 is my co-pay! WTF!) prenatal I'm taking is working wonders. My symptoms are greatly reduced - the 'stool softeners' and the B12 (I think?) have really eliminated the major issues I was having - constipation and mild nausea. I have chosen to decide that is the reason that I'm feeling so good - and not that something isn't going right because I have less symptoms. Positive thinking.

Yet grateful for the ultrasound I have scheduled for this coming Tuesday.

I'm also less exhausted - but I'm being careful not to do silly things that tire me out - and have been trying to go for a walk each day - which seems to make a big difference.

The one thing that has been occupying my thoughts lately is childcare. I'm definitely going back to work after maternity leave. But there are so many options - have someone come into my house, in-home daycare, or the big child care centers. I see the pros and cons for each - I'm just not sure yet what is best for US. I do know that where ever we do go, that it needs to be close to my house. We have a child care center in my office building, but about once a week I work from home - and it's a 30 minute drive to my office building. Plus - I would like Aaron to have to option of picking up and dropping off if needed - and my office building is in the exact opposite direction than how he drives to work.

I know this all seems early to be thinking of this - but I've been warned by other mothers that waiting lists on some of the 'better' places is ridiculous.


Fertilized said...

i think we are taking very similiar prenatals. They are expensive but have worked wonders for me.

You are not early thinking about care. I got on a waiting list at 4 months pregnant - and it's LONG. I should have started earlier

Jen said...

Symptom relief really is a mixed blessing...well at least when IF has made you a nervous nelly.

I hear you on the day care thing. My work has a wonderful day care, but that would place the burden of pick-up, drop-off, sick kids, etc. directly on me. And for us, having the flexibility to share that burden is crucial. I'm sure you'll find something that works well for you!

Chas said...

I wonder if we're taking the same prenatals. I take the PrimaCare One vitamins, and they seem to do a good job. I've had no problems with constipation this time around.

It's never too early to start thinking about childcare! I went back to work for about a year after my daughter was born, and I was SHOCKED at the cost and waiting lists. We were very blessed to find an in-home daycare that my aunt had been using for my young cousin, and since we had a connection there we were able to get in quickly. So, definitely do your research and get on the waiting lists ASAP!

Erin said...

I have been a nanny and worked at the Goddard School (6 weeks-6 yrs). If you have any questions regarding childcare please ask. Hopefully I can help.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Childcare has been occupying my thoughts lately too, but I'm feeling paralyzed by the enormity of it -- how many option there are, how many places there are within each option, and fear of making the wrong choice. I suspect for the first while we'll go with an in-home option close to our house, but that's about as far as we've gotten. Good luck thinking through the issues and coming to a decision.

sarah said...

lovely to have someone to plan for, eh? It is good to start now because you will have a better sense of what feels right to you, and then once your baby arrives you can match their personality and preferences to what is available (i.e. a high needs baby who is distractable and not easily soothed wouldn't be well matched to a large center that didn't have provisions for quiet for babies etc.)

Anonymous said...

You should not have had a kid you are just bringing another human life into this world who never asked to be here.

Geohde said...

Sounds like long-ass wait lists are universal, same problem in this country- many are in the years.