The family daycare that both MP and Chloe go to has decided that they can't watch Chloe.
Apparently, she's too "needy"--meaning she needs to be held too often, and the woman who runs it (who we love) says she's just not equipped to deal with that kind of neediness. She has two other infants, 9 months, who are easy--stick 'em in a pack n' play and give them a toy--and then all the toddlers. But Chloe! Chloe requires holding, and is hungry all. the. time (yeah, tell me about it)--today she was at daycare for 5 hours and she drank about 11 ounces. I had just fed her before dropping her off, too. THAT'S A LOT OF FREAKING MILK. (I pumped 6 ounces at work--pumping just once, which was all the time I had--and then another 3 ounces on my return--so it looks like I'm about two ounces short so far.) So she's too much work. My provider tells me she needs one on one attention.
So. I'm stuck now, all of a sudden, with no one to watch Chloe. GAH! ACK! I am FLIPPING OUT.
And of course there's a problem with every place I call. Either
1) They don't open on time (I need to drop off around 6:45 to be at work by 7:10),
2) They open early but don't take infants, or
3) They are too far away.
My daycare provider mentioned that her cleaning woman wants a nanny job, that she'd be willing to come to my house every day and watch Chloe for the same amount of $$ that I pay now, and she'd clean my house in the process (MP would stay at the current daycare). This woman was an au pair and has references. But this idea worries me--the woman has no car, speaks very little English, and if she got sick or couldn't get a ride to work, I'd be out childcare. (She did mention, however, that she'd clean my house for me while the baby slept. That would be AWESOME, since my house is always a wreck.) I met her and she seems nice, and obviously we would have to interview her and check her references and yadda yadda, and the thought of all of this is OVERWHELMING because HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LEAVE MY VERY LITTLE BABY ALONE WITH SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW????
Then there's a place called "Tutor Time" which is close by and has a preschool and infant program. I could enroll both girls (they have space) but would have to drop off at 7 am and be at work by 7:10, which is a verrrrrrrrrrrry tight squeeze leaving no room whatsoever for chit chat at the place.
Part of me thinks it would be good to get MP out of the current place she's in since they aren't a preschool and don't do a lot of learning activities. But she loves it there. But maybe Chloe does really need one on one time and a big preschooly place wouldn't be the best for her. UGH!
So that's where I am--Tutor Time or Nanny? What would you do? What did you do? HELP ME INTERNETS. As always, I will do EXACTLY WHAT YOU TELL ME TO DO.