Wednesday, July 30, 2008
First off, I'm not sure it's called baby sitting when it's for your own kid...but anyway, Beth (my wife) works in the evenings sometimes (she does in-home visits for families with deaf babies so she has to work around everyone's schedules), which means I come home from work and watch Allie by myself. At first it was VERY stressful. All in all, Allie is a very good baby, but sometimes she would get fussy and I had no clue how to handle it. I ran down my checklist of common things that could possibly be wrong, and if none of those fixed the problem I was in serious trouble. Well, fast forward a couple of months and I'm a pro! Ok, I'm not a pro, and a lot of the credit goes to Allie for being easier to handle, but we end up having a lot of fun together now! We spend a lot of time singing songs (actually, I sing and she laughs, she's only four months old..c'mon people), and playing with her toys. She is a little person already...a little person that is looking to have as much fun as possible in between naps!
We are even brave enough to sign up for a baby class...that she and I are going to go to together! We're going to be learning sign language. You're thinking, "but you just said Beth works with deaf babies" - yeah, we're not taking the class as much for learning sign language as we are to meet/be around other kids and their parents. It doesn't start for another month or so, but should be fun!