Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Babysitting Kaitlyn

This afternoon, I babysat John and Karla's baby. John is my cousin, which would make Kaitlyn my second cousin. This was their anniversary, and the first time both mom and dad left the baby at the same time. Karla was very organized - she had a detailed list and plenty of extras in the diaper bag. 10 diapers, 2 blankets, enough formula for 6 feedings, Tylenol, name it, it was there.

I had her from about 1:30 until 7:30. Karla said between 2 and 2:30 she would be hungry and she was. After that, she slept from about 2:30 until 6, as depicted below (between 2 of the 11 pillows on my bed!!!) I was starting to I wake her up to feed her??? It's been 4 hrs...isn't there a cardinal rule of "never wake a sleeping baby?" I moved her from the bed into the car seat, thinking that would wake her up - nope. About 30 min later, I saw her eyes open and seized the opportunity - she sucked down 4 oz in about 10 minutes! After she was done eating, we had a diaper change and were looking at each other on the couch when the doorbell and dad were back!!! My mom said - Don't be fooled, they are not always like this. Yeah, no doubt. I told John and Karla she was perfect little angel...followed by "HAVE FUN TONIGHT!!!
Kaitlyn Vada sleeping on my bed...born April 16, 2008.


The Monroes said...

Wow, sounds like a great babysitting gig...and I would NEVER wake a sleeping baby! Kaitlyn is a beautiful little girl and I am sure her parents really appreciated getting away!

The Tuckers said...

Can you fly out to Reno????