It would seem that I failed to take photos of Lil this morning. Me. Rachael. The woman who ALWAYS has her camera handy. What was I thinking?!?
Lily admitted as she was getting ready that she was a little bit scared. I told her that was okay that she was allowed to be scared. Heck, I was a little bit scared as well, not having met Miss Tanya yet. We arrived, Miss Jodi met us at the door (she's the director and she recognized Lil at once), took Lily under her wing and showed her around. As I was getting ready to leave I asked Lily if she wanted to give me a hug and a kiss good-bye or if she just wanted to go play. She opted for playing. ;o)
I stole a quick squeeze, headed to the van and began crying. Yes, crying. I still don't quite understand it. I've been taking Lily to daycare situations since she was three months old. You would think I would be old hat at this at this point. I do know what happened, though, don't I? It was just so many memories and changes and really, my baby started "school" today.
I had to call the school during my planning period this afternoon to finish up some business. When I called, I identified myself and was ready to complete the business and Jodi told me, "She's having a wonderful day!" I didn't even ask. She just must have known I needed to know. :o)
When I arrived to pick Lily up this afternoon, Jodi again greeted me and told me Lily had a great day. She then introduced me to Miss Tanya who informed me Lily had a great day. She said that Lily wasn't at all introverted and that she's very smart. I have to confess, the not introverted part really surprised me. Wow.
Trying to get info about today from Lily was worse than pulling teeth. "I don't want to talk about it. Let's talk about somefing else, okay?" Huh? What do you think she's trying to hide? ;o) I finally managed to learn she made a necklace from Froot Loops which could be an oval or a zero, she read "Chrysanthemum" (one of our favorites) and painted a picture of chrysanthemums using her thumb. (Anyone else out there remember how to spell "chrysanthemum" from watching the spelling bee scene in "Anne of Green Gables" the movie?) I also determined breakfast was junky cereal (woo hoo :eye roll:), snack was graham crackers and grape juice and lunch was ham and cheese sammiches with green beans, applesauce and milk. What did I learn from this? Feed Lil a decent brekky before she heads out the door.
Meanwhile, I discovered we have had a couple of cases of H1N1 around school and I have been "exposed". How did I learn this? From the principal who came to my room during my planning, told me and then directed me to call my OB/Gyn to find out what they wanted me to do. Yes, my administrator was concerned and wanted me to take care of myself. When I had to leave a message at my old practice, I decided to call the new one, even though I haven't yet met with them.
My old practice returned my call and told me there really isn't much they can do, that even if I do get the virus, I'm too early in my pregnancy to get Tamiflu so that's that. Wheeeeeeee. The new practice called, told me one of the OBs wanted to see me first thing tomorrow, to get a physical and check me out and then decide what to do from there. I confess, this makes me feel pretty good.
Honestly, at first I was a nervous wreck--almost a panic attack really. I put into practice some coping strategies I learned in the fifth grade (yes, they still work) and assessed the situation. I'm a very healthy person, I always have been. I eat well, get exercise and plenty of sleep. I'm trying to eliminate as much stress as possible as well. I'm taking massive doses of vitamins (thank you prenatals) and have upped my vitamin C consumption (I had no idea OJ could be so delicious--I'm REALLY craving fruit these days). I coat myself in Purell multiple times a day and practice safe hygiene and I'm blessed I teach fifth graders who know how to use tissues and such correctly.
That said, should I still get sick, the only risk I can think of is the fever. My lungs aren't crunched up from the baby as of yet, which is a big point of concern with women later in their pregnancies. The fever, however, does concern me. I'm only about eight weeks along and Jellybean is still forming his/her parts and pieces. High body temperatures can really cause some problems. That worries me. But, that's just a bridge I'll have to cross when I get there.
I'm grateful the OB is literally squeezing me in. She has a full schedule and yet, is willing to see me. I'm hoping I'll have an ultrasound tomorrow to check on Jellybean and make sure s/he has a heartbeat. :o) Keep your fingers crossed!
1. The grey, rainy day seemed to soothe the kiddos. It was nice. :o)
2. Lily's first day of "school". She was SO excited. :o)
3. The dogs and I took a quick walk this evening. The weather was just glorious (low 70s to upper 60s) with only a bit of humidity. Fall is coming, fall is coming!!!!
4. My friend Katie (who is going to Seville in just a few days!) will be my sub tomorrow morning. How fun! :o)
5. "How it's Made" was so cool tonight--they made colored pencils!
Lil's first day today which brought back so many memories of my Monkey. This loss thing is so very bittersweet.