You guys, do you ever have days that feel totally out of control? Today is one of those days for me. There are so many HUGE things happening…
After a 93 day NICU stay, 5 surgeries, two winters of isolation, hundreds of appointments, and millions of laughs and hugs, this mama is letting go a little. Jax started daycare today!
OK, OK – so it’s only one day a week…but still! My little baby is growing up! (I’m not sure how I feel about this yet!!)
We found a great in-home daycare. When we went for the interview, Miss Emily gave me two three-ring binders with her resume, letters of recommendation, the typical schedule, examples of activities and projects, and other information. Oh, Emily – you had me at binder!
She is a former elementary school teacher with a master’s degree in education. She follows the Love and Logic curriculum and offers structured learning activities every day. She also is a gymnastics coach so she incorporates daily exercise and movement into the schedule each day. I know Jax will thrive in this structured learning environment! He will have so much fun playing with and learning from the other kids!
Plus, Emily has already sent me 4 pictures and a video – she gets it! 🙂
It will be good to have a scheduled day each week so I can focus on work. I’ve been increasing my hours so we can afford to buy a new car. My car is on it’s last legs and it’s not safe for Jax any more. We’re hoping to find something this week! I am not very good at car shopping, so this is a huge source of stress for me. I hope we find something safe, reliable, and inexpensive!
We also have a lot of appointments coming up this week and next. The main one is the sedated brain MRI on Monday.
When I got off the phone with the scheduler, I almost hyperventilated – I didn’t realize just how nervous I was for this one! Not only are we checking for a brain injury, but it’s also a sedated, 45-minute procedure. That means Jax will be under anesthesia and can’t have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours before the procedure. Yikes – this will be hard for a kid who asks for breakfast while he’s still laying in his crib.
In case you’re counting (and I am), that’s 5 appointments in 7 days. All with a car that doesn’t work well.
Oh, and then we’re packing for our annual trip to Boy Lake, which as you all know, is where our adventure with Jax started two years ago.
And then, we’re planning for Jax’s 2nd birthday, which is just three short weeks away!
OK. I need to breathe. This is nuts – good thing I have these boys to keep me smiling! (Because I’m about to have a panic attack…)