I am soooo loving my time here, taking care of my nephew and getting to know him. My poor sister has to get up every 3 hours to feed him, so she’s not getting much sleep. We all take turns watching him when he’s not feeding so that Jenny can get some sleep, but there are 4 of us right now (Jenny, Chuck, Chuck’s mom, and me.) Sometimes, I feel like I’m not doing enough – when all of us are sitting watching one baby, what should I be doing?
They have people bringing them food from their church but I’m going by the store today to get some food just to stock their pantry. I figure it can’t hurt.
I’m taking their dog to get a bath and then bringing her home today (she’s been staying at my aunt’s.)
Yesterday I made their bed after Jenny complained that she would never have time to make her bed again. I also straightened up their house, dusted, vaccuumed and Febreezed everything. I’ve been helping with laundry and Chuck’s mom cleaned the kitchen and she will clean the bathrooms.
I do feel like I’m helping. I just want to make sure I’m doing everything I can. I’ve never had a baby before so I don’t always know what’s needed – and I’m in their home, eating their food, taking up space in their 2-bedroom apartment, so I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can! So, those who have children, what have I not thought of doing?
The best part is, hands down, getting to know Cai. I freakin love that child.