Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doris the Great

Today is Sofia's 7th day with Doris (AKA the MOST fabulous babysitter ever).  This woman is amazing.  I love her.  Sofia loves her.  She loves Sofia. 

The following has been accomplished since she began with Doris:
-  nails are cut and look professionally manicured (Doris asked if she could do this and I said YES please?)
-  Sofia is eating cereal every day and learning how to manage the spoon feeding thing very well. Next week we might move on to sweet potatoes.  Woo hoo!
-  Sofia FELL ASLEEP ON HER OWN at Doris's house and STAYED ASLEEP for TWO HOURS.  My jaw dropped open.  This has NEVER happened. Not ever (the falling asleep unassisted part...and staying asleep part at nap time)
-  Sofia has started sleeping at home better and has gone 8 hours between feedings at night for 3 nights (not in a row, but it's progress)

In a nutshell?  I LOVE DORIS!  I'm not anxious during the day at all about her being there.  I am grateful every single day that we have her and feel bad that we only pay her the little money that we do.  She is worth 5 times the amount ($225 per week if you're curious).

Every day, Russ sends me a picture of Sofia when he drops her off.  Here are two from this week:

Why do they come up sideways??? Sorry...
Today was a bad hair day, although when I left the house she was looking cute...not sure what happened.  Winter hat maybe?


  1. Tracey she is such a stunning little girl. shes gorgeous, congrats on finding such a fab baby sitter (I feel like that about my cleaner)

  2. How fabulous. I really wish we had someone like that! It is so nice to know your little girl is in such good hands.

  3. She's so adorable! I just want to squeeze her... :) You've got a great situation worked out- wish Doris lived here!

  4. So happy for you!! She is getting cuter and cuter!!!!

  5. What a blessing. I know all moms have a hard time going back to work and leaving their precious little ones. So glad you found Doris! That second pic is just too funny. She is too cute.

  6. Doris sounds wonderful!! It's like the next best thing to having your mom around to watch over her! Those are some wonderful milestones, go on Doris and Sofia!

    Every picture of her gets cuter & cuter!!!! You and Russ made one very beautiful baby!! Xoxoxo

  7. She is just the cutest thing! I am so glad to hear you have such wonderful help. That is truly priceless, I am learning that myself!