Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Friday, August 21, 2009
I told myself that this weekend I would update here and not the short little update either, a real update. So here we go...

School is going good. I have just over 6 months left to go. It's FLYING. We just took our Health Assessment finals and try as hard as I could, I couldn't manage to pull an A out of the class which ruined my 4.0. I did manage to get a 90 (which is a solid B) so it's not like I was in danger of failing but it was frustrating none the less. Then earlier this week I took my Pharmacology 2 final and found out today that I finished the class with a 97 which is an A. So now the only class I've got on my slate currently is Maternal/Child, which is the class I've been waiting on since the start of the program and it's not disappointing. We are over half way through the class and as such got our midterm grades this week. I'm currently at a 97. This semester runs through Sepetmber 23rd and then it will be just 20 short weeks left until graduation. It truely is just around the corner. I renewed my LPN license last month for the next 2 years as a back up just in case I don't do well on the NCLEX-RN next year which takes a little pressure off. I wish I could say I've been doing as well with my diet as I have with my schooling but it's just not the case. The stress from school sure hasn't been kind to my waist or my will. I really need to find the strength to get back to it. I need to find a way to afford the gym again. For my health both physically and mentally. I was a much more happy me when I was able to go work out.

River is doing well. He appears to have caught a bug or something. He threw up a few times last night and has been running fevers all night and day. He doesn't seem to be acting sick but he has been acting up alot more then he was so maybe that's his way of showing us he doesn't feel good. I'm hoping he feels better by Monday because that's his first day of pre-school and I'm SO excited for him. I went to a parent orientation for his school last week and got to meet his teachers and find out what class he'll be in. I feel like I'm going to be missing out because I won't be able to take him to his first day of preschool on Monday because I have clinicals and can't miss them. Doug has been sitting down with him almost every day and going through flash cards and a work book that we got him to help him learn different things. He definitely knows his colors, shapes, counting, numbers up to 20, his ABCs and can recognize his letters by sight. So we've been working on matching things that "go together" or things that "rhyme" and he's been doing really well. He's so smart. I can't wait to see how well he does this fall with an actual teacher involved in helping to educate him! His potty training has been going great. He goes most days with out an accident while in big boy underwear and wears diapers or pullups at night. I'm so proud of him.

Journey is growing up so fast. Monday he will start his first day of Lighthouse Learning Center, the daycare I mentioned earlier in the blog. And I must say I am apprehensive and nervous, and upset that I'm going to miss his first day as well. I'm not sure how it's going to go. He is very very people shy and very attached to mommy and daddy. I'm afraid he'll be scared and inconsolable while at daycare and I feel guilty for pushing him into the daycare when we don't currently NEED the daycare. I want him to get the socialization though. He's been doing really good with his therapies. The speech therapist sees him once a week and he's learned 4 signs. He is babbling a whole lot more than he was and his babbles are getting much closer to actual words than they were just a few months ago. He understands quite a bit of what we say but he still isn't saying much and doesn't really sign for things with out prompting either. I'm wondering how much is just him being stubborn and how much is his Noonan Syndrome. I'm not sure we'll know anytime soon. The goals for the speech therapy are to have him saying 5 or 6 words consistantly by January.. I'm not sure that's going to happen. Wondering what we do if it doesn't? Will they just keep going or will they start seeing him more often? His occupational therapy is going really well. He's much more into this therapy and is doing great. Unforunately I don't get to be there for this one either as I'm usually in school so I'm not sure exactly what he is and isn't doing that he should be. I should get to be there next week for his therapy though so hopefully I know more then.
Cheli On Monday, August 17, 2009
Both boys went to the doctor today. River was there for his pre school physical and Journey for his 18 month well child check up.

First River..
River was 44 lbs and 42 inches and is at the 97th percentile for both height and weight. He needs to go for some blood work that the daycare requires but they don't do them in office so we had to get a lab order. Should be fun. She said he's doing great. She said that his Left Eye came back a little "off" so they want to see him back in a few months.Then Journey...
Journey was 24.4 oz and 31 inches tall which is the 28th percentile and 12th percentile (50th on the adjusted Noonan chart) respectfully. His head circumference hasn't changed and is now around 50th percentile. He got 2 shots today. Cried until they let him go and was fine the instant I picked him up. He is good to go on his check ups until February when he goes for his 2 year. However, he'll most likely be starting his Synagis shots again next month