Wow, thanks nannymom, and thanks to mamabeth for resurrecting the thread!
I'm interested in hearing more about working with 2 (or more) children. We've only got one right now and afaik
, I'm not pregnant, but we do hope to have a second one in the future.
Ds is now almost 10 months old, and still goes to work with me every day, but this week we are going to try a little bit of day care, a few hours two mornings a week. I hope that when he is 2, he'll be able to go to the universities' childcare center, but I didn't want an abrupt transition, and he's getting bored spending so many hours per week in the office.
Tomorrow, I'll take him over and stay with him for a while, see how he does with the other kids, then bring him back to the office, then on Tues., if all goes well, I'll leave him there for the morning
It's actually kind of funny, I was hoping to take a GIS course that I really could have used, and thought that it would be a good time to try two mornings of daycare to give ds a break from the office and hopefully make a smoother transition to the childcare center when he is two. I was getting worried because there isn't much in the way of childcare around here, but then I got lucky and found someone who ended up being highly recommended.
So, we took him there for introductions on Thursday, and then on Friday, I went to pay for the class, get validated, etc. After doing all that, I found out that the class had been cancelled! So, no class anymore, but I think we'll still go with the plan of two mornings of daycare.
He'll still be spending 24-30 hours per week in the office with me, so I've been working on childproofing the office and rotating books and toys so that he has lots to play with and explore there. It's also getting a bit cooler out (finally) so we can spend more time at the park or out for a jog in the jogger. (maybe I can get my running back on track!)
So, now that ds is getting more mobile (crawling, pulling up on furniture, cruising) any great suggestions for keeping him happy and entertained in the office?