Saturday, March 01, 2008

~a few things~

~O had an interview a couple wks ago. Today he is supposed to meet with the guy and see what their offer is. Please 'dance' or 'cross your fingers' that it's a good enough offer that would take pressure off of me to work FT.

~I still have not heard from the hospital which is a MAJOR bummer. One of the 5 positions I applied for showed up as 'closed' yesterday, so I know they aren't dragging their feet on the hiring process. In fact, they move it along pretty well, I've been looking @ their jobs for quite some time now. In an effort to get my resume in front of the 'right people' I decided to mail in copies of my resume to the managers of the departments for which I applied. Hopefully this helps. :-) (I feel desperate...can you tell?)

~One option: If O gets the new job w/good offer, I may just opt to temporarily work nights only @ SB (until the hospital comes through). It would allow me to keep affordable insurance (as opposed to paying $300/month for Nat'l Guard Insurance) and we would not need daycare so there would not be so much pressure to make a TON of money.

~Speaking of daycare...I decided on a place yesterday. I also came to the conclusion that I will not walk into ANY daycare and think "OH, THIS IS THE PLACE!"...I'm so wrapped up w/not wanting to leave him at ANY daycare, that I cannot look @ this fairly. The place I chose, however, has been open only 3 weeks, is very clean, HAS OPENINGS RIGHT AWAY, and is competitively priced...about $660/month instead of $850. BTW...the $850/month daycare is THE "Mercedes of daycare" here in's run by the biggest healthcare corp in the area (they also run the hospital where I want to work)...most other daycares are priced around $650 etc.

~O's mom is coming to stay w/us from March 17-30th. Yay for authentic Mexican home cooked meals and in-home child care for those 2 weeks. I won't need daycare til 3/31 and you know I'm hoping something changes before then and I don't need it at all.

~Ethan had a weight check on Thursday at his pediatrician. He now weighs 9 lbs 3 oz. They say he is gaining very nicely. He was 7 lbs 10 oz @ his visit when he was 3 days old. He's definitely eating well because I feel like my boobs are about to fall off sometimes. :-)


peachy said...

I'm glad Ethan is doing great. I thought babies lost weight at first and then gained. Did you notice this?

I'm doing the job/daycare dance for you.

I had no idea daycare was so expensive. I never even heard about a waiting list. yikes!

krystyn said...

Peachy..yes, Ethan was born @ 7 lbs 10 oz, then went down to 7 lbs, 4 oz. He was back @ 7 lbs l0 oz for his 1st ped visit and now is at 9 lbs 3 oz. :-)

Thanks for the dances...I SO NEED them!!

Yes, daycare costs stink!!

Nichole M said...

omg. I had *no* idea how much daycare is. That is insane. I'm glad you found a place, though. Hope you won't have to use it, but if you do, it's already taken care of!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I am still shocked by the cost of daycare in your area.

I wonder if the waitlist & the high price at the primo daycare means that if it is affiliated with the hospital that they offer a discount or maybe priority on the waitlist? I know that we had two companies that worked deals with the daycare I worked at: they had so many families use us because we were so close to them (The Hartford Insurance and ESPN) that we offered them discounts & would quietly move them to the top of the waitlist when necessary. I know that the daycare associated with the school at my church also offers discounts & priority to members over the general community.