my husband and I are expecting our first in July. I plan to return to work sometime in October, so work would not start until then. (she will be 3 months old) my husband works a state job and has a very strict schedule to adhere to. I however have much more flexibility to plan my hours around him. as it stands right now I would need a sitter once a week for 2 weeks, twice a week for 1 week, and three times a week for 1 week. our schedules can be made out months in advance so you would know way a head of time when you would be expected to work. we have two small, very friendly dogs. we are a smoke free home. I prefer someone with prior experience as she will still be very small, and CPR/first aid certified. your own transportation would be required as well. we are also planning to bottle feed, making formula would be a requirement.