Abby is doing great. In fact she is 19 months old today! Can't believe it!! She is still teething something fierce. I think her molars but she won't let me look back there. She has been drooling quite a bit too and chewing on her fingers or anything she can get to. This makes for a couple wake ups at night lately. Usually if she does it more then twice I bring her into my bed. She loves it especially waking up in there. Unfortunately now at bedtime and often nap time she fusses and points to my room when I tell her it's nap time or bed time. I really wouldn't mind her sleeping with me (I know it's better for attachment) but the problem is she thinks it's party time when ever we attempt to start off nap time or bed time in my bed. She gets all excited and jumps (of course), climbs on me, messes with the cat...you get the picture. So I tell her ni night time and we will have to go back to her crib if she doesn't sleep, that doesn't work so we make the move to her room in the end any way. She does this in the middle of the night as well but I can usually turn over on my side and pretend I'm asleep and she will give in.
In other news, It looks like I have a new job. I have been looking because the 12 hour days are hard on us. Day care continues to be an issue and options are limited due to my late shifts. I interviewed for a care coordinator job at my hospital and the manager told me that she would have HR extend me the offer. I'm a little hesitant to post this news because I haven't heard from HR yet since she told me that. The hours are so much better, 8 to 4:30, Mon thru Fri, every 10th weekend on call, and 1 holiday a year. This will be so much better for Abby and I. We will have a set schedule and be able to sleep at home each night. I won't have to worry about dragging her out of bed at dawn since I start an hr later. Should also make my daycare options larger. The best thing is that I will be able to take care of myself now too. Working the long hours left very little time for me and I have suffered as a result but now things should be better. I will miss my ICU job (I have been there 15 years) but it all comes down to what is best for Abby. My ICU manager is letting me stay on the ICU schedule as labor pool so I won't be gone completely.
Little one is up from her nap now :) Look for my catch up posts and pictures soon. Good Times :)