Sleeping More and Another New Sitter

Kate is still sleeping this morning. That is two days in a row that she has slept this late. Her sleeping patterns are erratic at times. Two or three years ago (I can’t really recall how long), she was sleeping or resting more than she does now. For the most part, she has been on a fairly regular sleeping schedule in the past year or so. Before that, I can recall that she slept a long time at night and also rested a good bit during the day. I don’t know what prompted the change, but she started getting up earlier. For quite some time now, we have been getting to Panera between 9:30 and 10:30. On Sunday, we were there before 9:00. She doesn’t nap much at all any more.

Tomorrow morning, she has a routine doctor’s appointment at 9:00 a.m. I hope that is not too much of a challenge. I don’t typically schedule anything that early. That must have been the only available time.

Today we have another new sitter. The one who came last week, and who is supposed to be our permanent sitter on Wednesday and Friday, cannot be here. That means the fourth sitter in 3 weeks. I suspect this may not be a problem for Kate because she is unlikely to remember the previous one. It is more of a problem for me. Each time we have a new person I experience a little anxiety over how Kate will relate to her and the fact that I will have to leave so quickly after the new person arrives. So far everything has worked out well. This whole process of leaving her is still new to me. I know I will adjust to it. I think that will be easier when we start having the same person or people on a regular basis.

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