My daughter was born in April of 2008. We live in New York and getting a nanny is quite expensive so my husband and I decided that I quit work and just take care of our baby full-time. Not just the financial part but even if we have the money, I think that I'd still choose to take care of Madi myself. I like being able to see her every development and being able to guide her every step of the way. It is just the most rewarding thing I have ever done and I am simply loving it. Yes, it is a lot of work and it is not always easy... but at the end of the day, when you look at your child sleeping peacefully, it will blow all the aches you feel on your body. Babies to me are literally miracles.
My "miracle" is now almost 2-1/2 years old. She has her own mind now: she likes to pick her own clothes, do what she wants to do and will not do what you want her to do. You could say that she is now a little devil but again, at the end of the day, she is still my angel, my miracle, and I thank God for her.