Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Friday !!

Big week in the Thornton household. Monday we had Darrian's 18 month appointment. It went really well. The Dr. was impressed with the words he knows (more than 50, should be at about 20), that he can jump with both feet off the ground (2 year old skill she said), and with how strong he is. He had to get shots, but bounced back right after. He is a star in my opinion ;).

His weight was 31 lbs.
His height was 35 inches.
90% for both.

We have to get him off bottles, and I think Keith and I are having a hard time with that but we will get him off them soon.

Wednesday we had a pre-school tour for Darrian. I have been looking around for places to put him in come Sept. I have been going back and fourth on weather or not I wanted to start him so soon. Part of me thinks that 3 years of "schooling" before starting Kindergarten is a bit much, but at the same time Darrian is a stay at home child and he really does LOVE interacting with other kids. He actually craves for it. In the Dr.'s office on Monday he saw two older kids in the waiting room and walked right up to them to play. He was really upset when we had to leave to go into the room for the Dr. So after some thought I looked for a program that would only be a couple times a week, a few hours each time.. and was in a classroom setting, but taught through play. We found a pretty great fit, that did not cost a fortune (most places are charging at least $500 a month for what I just described, some more). We went Wednesday morning to meet the teacher, and watch the classroom and Darrian play for a bit. Keith kept saying, " we don't have to leave him today right?", who do you think is having a harder time with this? After Monday's Dr. visit we were not sure how he would do with a short visit and just a tease.
We go in and Darrian runs off to play with the other kids. Pulls himself up on a chair, sits at the table, and then starts playing right along side the others. In 5 minutes he had moved around the room and made some friends. One little girl came up and attached right onto him, holding his hand and showing him things. (this made Keith very proud, and even commented that she was the cutest in the class and how Darrian didn't have to go after her..she came to him. I reminded him that he isn't even 2!!) . We talked with the teacher about putting him in class early since he turns 2 just after the 9/1 cut off. She said the main thing is anxiety issues with younger kids, and based on the visit he did not have that issue. They will watch him for 6 weeks and see how he does.

When we left Darrian did just fine, said good-bye and we were on our way. We plan on signing him up for the Sept. class... I have to say this is hard for me. My baby is getting bigger. I feel like this 1-2 year is harder for me than the 1st one everyone talks about. I know I have to let go, it is good for him to be so outgoing.. but I miss my baby that was so tiny not so long ago. We will get over it though, cause I can tell he is ready for that.

That is our week... now for a relaxing weekend! Enjoy it all.


Katie said...

1-2 was harder for me than the first birthday, for sure!

Heather said...

Awh! Darrian is growing up to be such an amazing, handsome boy!

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