September got off to a terrible start! On Sunday night, I got a sudden fever and my OB told me to go to the ER. They admitted me because my heart rate was high, blood pressure low, and despite my fever only registering a mere 100 degrees, I was shaking head to toe and drenched in sweat. Stressful! They kept me in the hospital until Wednesday, which is when my vitals evened out, and they were confident I was on the mend. They wouldn’t have been concerned if the cause of the fever was apparent, but I had no other symptoms (like nausea or vomiting) so they ran a million tests. So far, everything has come back normal, but there are still a few tests pending. Through it all, little Madeleine was doing fine and closely monitored.
I’m happy to be okay, but I am so sad that I missed Drake’s first day of school! It’s a moment I will never get back, but I couldn’t do anything about it.
Speaking of Drake’s first few days of school… The first day went well except Drake didn’t want them to change his pull up (which I’m happy we put on him as he refuses to use the school potty), and he got upset when Damian picked him up. The second day went well, even the pull change, except he had a complete meltdown when he had to leave school. The third day was the worst yet. The school did a fire drill (who does that on the third day of preschool?), and Drake refused to go back in the school. The teachers tried to sit with him outside and wait him out, but his fear of the alarm made reentry difficult. When I picked him up, he was in full meltdown mode again, and I was alone! Luckily, the teacher aids helped push Devin in the stroller to the car because never would have gotten them both out of the school!
So school isn’t going great, but Drake loves it! Despite it being a very overwhelming experience, which gets more difficult for him as the week goes on, he enjoys his time there… at least the time he isn’t crying. If it weren’t for this one thing, I wouldn’t send him to school at all. As I think I’ve mentioned, we want to homeschool our kids anyway. But Drake loves preschool, and I want him to be able to do the things he loves, so we are going to find a way to make it work.
On Monday, Drake starts on the bus, which might help ease his transition home. School buses are obviously more exciting than mom and dad picking him up. I’m hoping with my fingers crossed that the bus ride will entice him leave the school happily. Otherwise, that is going to be one long bus ride home!
Welcome to the family!
We are a laid back, fun, family of four living on a dime in 900 square feet. Life might not be perfect, but every moment of every day, it is beautiful.