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The day has finally arrived and we must, sadly, bid farewell to our Nanny, Hannah. She and her husband are moving away, and we wish them both the very best of luck. The boys just love her to death, and we’ll miss her very much.

Miss Hannah

Bye, Miss Hannah … 🙁

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Dinner Out The boys are 6-months old now, and are much easier to manage solo these days. In fact, Cindy is on her own with the babies most of the week. Instead of their nanny, Miss Hannah, coming over every day, she only comes a couple of days a week and Friday night–date night. On date night, Hannah arrives about 5:30 pm, and gives Cindy and I a night out on our own. Last night, we met some friends for dinner at Ruby Tuesday’s and took in a movie, “The Hangover” (which was hilarious, by the way!). We had a great time, despite a little mishap just before Hannah arrived. Alex and Adam were playing on the bed in the master bedroom, and Cindy and I were getting ready. Both of us thought the other was watching the kids when Alex, who is beginning to motor everywhere, rolled off the edge of the bed. Luckily, babies bounce! Anyway, he squealed for a bit in his mother’s arms, but was otherwise okay. And wouldn’t ya know it, we set him back on the bed, and he takes off for the edge again (this time he didn’t make it! :-)).

We returned home about 10:30 pm to a “non-eventful” report from Hannah, although Adam, it seems, stayed up a little later than he normally does (ordinarily, both kids are asleep by 8, but this night, Adam was up ’till about 9). No problem. We talked for a bit with Hannah, and she took-off for home. Cindy and I had a drink over conversation, and retired about 12:30 am. Then…


The boys are one-month old and waking up every couple of hours, which Adam did last night! At 1:30, 3:30 and 5:00, Adam was awake. First, he just needed his “passy,” so it only took a minute or two to get him back off to sleep. The next time required a small bottle and some rocking, which lasted a bit longer. The third time, Adam brought his brother into the act, and both required diaper changes and some cuddling. Anyway, the night was pretty much shot, and neither Cindy nor I got much sleep.

Now, it’s almost 9:00 pm, and the boys have been asleep for about an 1-1/2 hours. Cindy and I are getting ready for bed. Hopefully, the boys, Adam especially, have a good night sleep.

Alas, because if they (he) don’t (doesn’t), neither will we! 😉

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Adam gives a big yawn while kickin’ back with his Nanny, Miss Hannah…

Adam and Hannah

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Well, we hired a nanny; her name is Hannah and she started work yesterday. She’s good with the kids and Cindy really likes her. Hannah will spend a few hours a day helping Cindy with the boys, and caring for them when mom needs a nap…

She’s also interested in babysitting when mom and dad need a night out!  🙂


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Phoebe Figalilly We’ve been looking for a nanny to help Cindy out for a few hours a day. Of course, she’d have to meet the “nanny standard” which is, of course, embodied by the famous Phoebe Figalilly (of T.V.’s Nanny and the Professor [pictured]). With that in mind, we first responded to a nanny’s ad in the neighborhood, arranged a date/time for an interview, but less than two-hours before the interview, she called an canceled. Thinking she probably wasn’t as dependable as we’d like, we took our search elsewhere. We looked at several placement services and settled on the Gulf Coast Nanny Connection. So, we completed the application, paid the deposit and already have a prospective nanny. She looks good on paper and comes with a great recommendation; she’s also an EMT. We’ve scheduled an interview for Monday afternoon.

More to come…