Let’s start with the good news…
I am happy to say that I’m no longer singing the daycare blues. I absolutely LOVE the new daycare. I can’t say enough good things about it.
First off, the owner is wonderful! She has been so great in working with my kids through the transition and she is always asking questions trying to get to know them and their habits. On their first day there, Rylie cried, and she called me just a few minutes later to let me know that Rylie was fine and she had eaten her breakfast and was in her classroom playing. Bryce has been in and out this week due to doctor’s appointments and she always makes sure that she saves lunch for him and is very accommodating when we have to pick him up and drop him back off, which interrupts his normal schedule. She seems genuinely happy every morning when Rylie goes in and doesn’t cry. She is truly a wonderful person.
Bryce has only had one bad report for biting. He tried to bite someone on his first day there, but the teacher caught him before it actually happened. He did succeed one day this week. But hey, once in two weeks is better than the three times a week it was happening at the other place.
Rylie is like a different kid! She cried during drop off the first two days, but hasn’t done it since. She walks in with a smile on her face, goes and puts her backpack in her class and comes back out and sits down in the cafeteria for breakfast. She doesn’t even act anxious about going anymore. In fact, today she wasn’t going this morning and she seemed a little upset about it. She is also in such a fantastic mood when I pick her up, too! (And no, I’m not saying that sarcastically.) When we were at the other place, she would start crying pretty much the second I walked in, and it would last all night. Not anymore. She is so happy when I pick her up, and stays in a good mood in the evenings. It has been so nice around our house lately. I can tell that she is so much happier there!
I am so happy that we decided to make this move. I have absolutely no regrets. I do miss some of my friends at the old place (teachers and other parents) but we still talk. Oh, and one of Rylie’s best friends will be going to school with her starting next Monday. Even better!
And now for the not-so-good news…
Rylie hasn’t been sick in a long time, and even managed to not catch any of the crap Bryce has had, but she woke up with a fever today. She had an appointment at the doctor for something unrelated anyway today, and the doctor could not find a reason for the fever. So here we go again…another “fever of unknown origin”. She’ll be home again tomorrow, since she can’t go back to school until she has been fever free for 24 hours, but hopefully she will be better for her first soccer game Saturday! Her appointment today was to get her lymph nodes checked. Her lymph nodes in her skinny little neck are visible when she turns her head certain ways and they drive me crazy! There is one that seemed like it was getting bigger, so the doctor wanted to check it out. She isn’t concerned. I’m going to trust her and stop worrying about it. (Hahaha…who believes that???)
And now on to Bryce and chapter 837 of the ear saga. A few weeks ago his ears started draining, so I called the ENT and they called in drops for him. We did the drops for 7 days and they got better and then a couple days later the draining started again. We started the drops again, and this time they didn’t get better. He went in for his well-visit on Tuesday and his pediatrician said that the ears were definitely still infected. She called in an oral antibiotic for him and different drops. She said either his ears were rejecting his tubes, or the infection was IN the tubes. Brian took him to the ENT yesterday and he said he thinks it is yeast, so he cultured it and called in anti-fungal drops. So until Monday, he is on the oral meds and the two different drops. Poor kid. At least he is getting used to the drops and doesn’t fight us anymore. If it is yeast, it can probably be treated, but if it is something with the tubes, they may have to come out. We have to stay on top of this, though, so his hearing doesn’t suffer.
So that is that. A house full of sickies at the moment. Other than the ear stuff, Bryce had a good well-check. He didn’t get his shots because of the situation with his ears. We have that scheduled for next Friday. He weighed 21lbs, 14oz (25-50%) and was 28.75” long (10-25%). His percentages dropped from last time, but the doctor isn’t concerned. Rylie’s did the same thing at one year. It is just funny because I think he is so big, but he really isn’t compared to other boys his age. He is actually pretty short, and just under the average weight. Hopefully those legs will go through a growth spurt one of these days. He is right on target, and even above on some, for his developmental milestones. And just in case you’re wondering, his head is in the 97th percentile, but at least I don’t have to stress about that this time. He just has lots of brains!
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