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Old 05-21-2013, 02:28 PM
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Well, maybe the dream meant something! I've been losing my plug all day today
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:57 AM
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Allison, I hope you're having the baby as I type this!

What is/was in everyone's hospital bag? I guess now that I'm 37+ weeks, I should maybe pack one. There's like 100 different lists on the internet, though.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:39 PM
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Allison I've got my fingers crossed for you!

My bag was kind of random cause we packed it half an hour before we left for the hospital. We had phone chargers, the laptop, the tablet, pajamas and a change of clothes (for me and Matt), hair bands, snacks for Matt, change/dollar bills for vending machines, toiletries.....I think that's it. My parents brought us a sleeper for Falon when they came to visit.

Bring your own ibuprofen. They charged me 8 dollars for 600 mg which is kind of ridiculous.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:41 PM
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Those of you who have nannies for your kids, rather than sending them to day care, I have a few questions. We need to hire a nanny because I'm going back to working full time starting Monday (Jon will be off Monday so we have basically until Tuesday to find a nanny OMG.) We prefer a nanny to a daycare because she is NOT vaccinated and WILL NOT be and the daycares I've looked at here want the kids vaccinated. Ugh.

Anyway, what would you pay a nanny for a 9-5 job with one extremely well behaved kid?
What do you expect a nanny to do? Is it appropriate for a nanny to be cleaning etc?
What do you look for in a nanny (age, experience, etc)?
Do you provide health insurance etc for a nanny?
Do you leave a list for your nanny of what to do in case of ___________, what times to nap, snack, etc? If so, what all do you put on it?

I'm freaking out a little bit here, this feels crazy to me!!!
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:09 PM
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Contractions all night, then a five hour break. Now contractions since 10am about 6 minutes apart now. Hoping this is baby time!
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:49 PM
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Anyway, what would you pay a nanny for a 9-5 job with one extremely well behaved kid?
Here, nannies make between $4-500 per week (less if the family is providing room and board). Families generally take out taxes and give at least 2 weeks of vacation and health insurance as well. $15-20/hour for less than full time work.

It is very popular here to do a "nanny share" where you find another family with a kid or two and split the cost.

I would imagine the cost outside of DC is less though, but it's a ball park range. Craigslist here is very popular for nannies and housekeepers, so I'd peruse those ads to see what people are charging/offering and the responsibilities expected. You don't have to actually contact anyone, but it's a good starting point to get an idea.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:07 PM
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Yay! Good luck Allison. Will be thinking about you!
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:35 PM
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Woo Allison! Go baby go!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:11 PM
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Yay Allison! Sending vibes for this being baby time (/hammertime music) and a smooth delivery!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:52 AM
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Everyone send Allison all the Chaz vibes you can spare! I'll leave the detail sharing to her but her little one is in NCiU (doing ok right now, but it sounded like a scary entrance to the world). Thoughts prayers and vibes would be appreciated I'm sure!
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