Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Operation Child Care = Completed!

If you read my previous post, you'll know I've been looking for personalized child care for Audrey since I was about 6 months pregnant, if not sooner. I've asked friends/relatives, looked at the online sites, posted on Facebook, etc. Originally I wanted a nanny in my home, but I quickly found that the going rates would not work with my budget availability. So, I started looking for an in-home daycare, but wanted it to be someone I knew or a referral. No luck. As the time crept closer and closer for me to go back to work, I knew I had to make SOME arrangements, even if they weren't long term ones.

While trolling Facebook one day, I noticed that my cousin-in-law (hehe) had posted an advertisement for a daycare run by their church. Though I've never wanted to put Audrey in daycare, if I HAD to, I preferred it be one that I knew could be trusted. After stopping by and meeting the staff, I decided to go ahead and enroll her there. It was going to be the best option even though it was going to be about a half hour trip each way from my house and back to work.

Saturday evening after returning home from the beach, I noticed my dogs eyes were practically swollen shut. An emergency trip to the vet revealed they were and also came with a very high price tag. That development along with a few other things have forced me to go back to work 2 weeks prior to my scheduled return. Although I had a place to take Audrey, I really didn't want her in a daycare setting until she was at least 8 weeks old (which will be next Tuesday). So, I decided to line up family and friends to keep her the remainder of this week (I am back at work today) and then take her to the daycare a week early. I lined up family for today and tomorrow but still needed someone for Thursday and Friday. So, I posted on Facebook that I was looking for a sitter and would pay.  A recently added friend of mine commented asking if I was looking for someone just up until Audrey was 8 weeks old. Long story short, after messaging I have found in-home care for Audrey!! And to sweeten the pot, it's only about 10 minutes from where I live!!!!! I could not be happier!! 


  1. You've received a wonderful blessing! I'm so happy you don't have to put her in daycare.

  2. Congratulations on finding the perfect placement. That is always a bit scary when you go back to work to put a little one in day care- xo Diana

  3. That, I do believe, would be a God at work.