Tuesday, August 28, 2012


So apparently someone, who was not me, deemed my child old enough to start Kindergarten last week.  Whomever this person is, we need to have a chat because there is no way that my little boy, my baby who was just learning to walk yesterday, I swear, is old enough for school.  How did that happen?

Of course for him, the adjustment period has been quick and painless.  He LOVES it.  He is in a before and after school program that he couldn't be happier with if he tried.  We knew he had outgrown his daycare.  We knew he was ready for something different.  I'm not sure we knew quite HOW ready until he started school.

However, for me, the adjustment period has been a little harder.  Every day when I went to daycare I got an update from his teachers.  I knew what kind of day he had, what he did well, what he was struggling with, etc.  In Kindergarten, I get NOTHING.  And of course I could be "that parent" but I want so much not to be "that parent" so I haven't emailed his teacher.  I guess I am operating under the assumption that if there was a problem she would let me know and since I haven't heard from her he must be doing just fine. 

My other adjustment with school has been that he has to be there.  With daycare if I got up and felt like going in late to work, I just went in late and took him in late.  If I wanted to leave early and take him to the park or come home and watch a movie or do something else, that is what I did.  Now I can't just walk into his Kindergarten room early and pick him up.  I have to wait.

Of course, if the little miss would hurry up and make her appearance I would probably be too busy to worry about any of this.  But as it is... she is being stubborn.  Hold up inside her happy warm home bouncing away with no desire to join the rest of us on the outside.

Last week I was one cm dilated.  On measly little cm.  I almost cried.  (Especially since I was in labor and delivery at 4:00 am having contractions every three minutes when they told me.)  Needless to say, I was sent home to wait.  They stopped a few hours later and I have been waiting ever since.

I have been having a lot of back pain with her, which I never had with Zack, and that, combined with the lack of dilation despite contractions (LOTS of contractions) leads me to believe that on top of being stubborn she is also most likely sunny side up.  Lucky me huh?

On top of all of this I also discovered, just today, that Jim's new insurance will not cover Zack's pediatric clinic, the same one we have used for five years and planned to keep using.  So I am also in the process of adjusting to the idea of having to go somewhere else.  I have asked for, and gotten, a couple of good recommendations on Facebook but I still hate the idea of having to go somewhere else.

Guess I better get over it quickly as I need to pick someone post haste in case she decides to get over stubborn any time soon.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Still Here

Wow, a month?  Has it really been a month since I have been here?  Lately it seems like life is getting away from me.

Zack starts school in two weeks.  With the courts being what they are, things have been delayed so we won't be able to start him with a new name.  However, for him he won't know any different.  Hopefully within another couple of months we will be able to file and get it all changed.

The little girl in my belly is still growing.  I am 36 weeks 2 days today and I am more than ready to be done.  My sleeping is sporadic at best and my hips hurt and my back hurts and her but is shoved up under my ribs.

Her room is ready.  All of her clothes are ready.  I only have a couple more projects to finish at work and then... she can come any time.

I really have reached that point where I'm just over it.  I want her to be healthy but I also do not want to be pregnant any more.  (Nor do I want to be at work any more)

I feel like a slacker blogger but with all that is going on and with as little sleep as I am getting I really don't have a whole lot more to offer you.

Any pressing questions you have for me??