Thursday, April 24, 2008

Falling into place....???....

I am going to knock on wood before I even type this post, but things really do seem to be falling into place. I am back to work, and feeling pretty darn good I have to say. I have 19 days to go until my scheduled c-section date, however my OB doesn't seem to think I will make it that long...and at this point I am OK with that. The ultrasound on Monday showed that my baby boy weighs a whopping 7 lbs. 3 oz. (YEAH C-section!). I feel an overwhelming sense of peace about his health, and I think that is a very good sign.

The planets also seem to be properly aligned at this moment. The BIG news since the last time I posted....EMMA GETS TO COME TO MY SCHOOL! Yes, I will have the ultimate priviledge of being her teacher next year. I can't even begin to explain what a huge weight that was off of my shoulders. I am so excited to see her get on the bus the first day with her brand new lunch box (Lord only knows what she will want to pack in it) and her pretty little dress. She is such a big girl, and I am just blessed to be able to be her first teacher in the public school setting.

We also had Emma's transition meeting last night (2 1/2 HOURS!!!)(Transitioning from pre-school to public school). I was extremely nervous about this meeting as her pre-school therapists go through all of her strengths, weaknesses, us the testing that shows where she is "developmentally". I have asked to not see any of the "scores" for these tests since Emma was 18 months. Seeing the scores back then did NOTHING for me! It just sent me into a crazy funk, and made me feel disconnected with my child....not very promising for either of us. I knew going into this meeting that I would be shown those scores, and I had prepared myself. However, when they got to that part of the meeting (and that part of the 3" thick packet of paperwork) there was a page that was folded in half. It was her scores!! They "had" to give them to me, but I am so glad that I didn't "have" to see them. No, I am not an ostrich with my head in the sand. I KNOW that Emma is developmentally behind her peers in ALL areas, BUT she is EXACTLY where she is supposed to be! That is truly all that I care about. Tell me what goals she has met (for her), and tell me where we need to go from here. End of story. The meeting went well, and I left with a positive feeling that next year Miss Emma is going to shine!!

Also, last week I found daycare for baby boy:). That was a HUGE relief!!! We live in a town of about 8,000. We don't have many daycares, and it seems that EVERYONE that works for the school district that is in the childbearing years is pregnant! Each daycare can only take 2 infants, so when I heard that the daycare that was #1 on my list had an infant opening I literally sprinted to the phone....which was not at all pretty by the way! I know the owner and I have since high school. I am just very excited!

So, that's our lives in a nutshell! Things are feeling pretty good, and I am so glad to know that the planets have finally figured it out and found that perfect alignment:).


Laurie said...

It is so good to come here today and see your post. Wow, 7lbs. 3ozs. is a great size little boy. I've been praying for things to turn around for you. Great news about Emma and good to hear you are relieved. She will amaze you, just you wait and see. And I am so glad to hear that you feel peaceful about your baby's health. It IS a very good sign and I hope that the rest of your time is peaceful while you wait to meet him. Have a
wonderful weekend.

Laurie in Ca.

Laurie said...

Angie - there is so much wonderful hope in this post! I am so glad that things are working in the right direction for ALL of you. You know I think of you all the time, and pray for you daily.

Love to all of you.