It's been about 2 weeks now that Maggie has been going to school. Can I just say WOW!?! What a drastic change. Those first couple days were so SO hard for me. The teachers said each day that she was crying less and less, but she still was! I think it was the 3rd day, I just came home from dropping her off and curled up in my bed for half an hour trying to figure out if this was the right thing for Maggie. I decided to just keep trying for at least a little bit longer.
Each time I went to pick her up the news was better and better. The teachers were getting to know her quirks while she was learning the routine and what is expected of her. The last few days she's had only a couple small fits (no full on tantrums like the first few days). Thursday they said she didn't cry at all until I came to pick her up and told her we needed to go home. She wanted to stay! What a 180. I am so grateful! She is learning a lot about how to interact with people and I know this is going to be a great experience for her.
As my neighbor said when I told her things were going so much better, "You need to give that girl more credit." She's right, I do. Maggie is an amazing girl, she can and will learn. She can do it! I can do it!
(Wrote the beginning of this post a little over a week ago….oops) So now it’s been almost a month. I couldn’t be happier with how she’s doing in school! She loves her teachers, she tolerates the kids. Her teacher said that today she explored the classroom by herself for the first time. They found a wake of destruction in her path – broken toy, box of tissues almost empty, and chairs pulled away from one of the tables. But they were really happy that she was comfortable enough to move around the room on her own. She really loves going to school.
Potty training is…ok. She does a great job when we’re out and about, but for some reason when we’re at home all day she just gets too busy playing and won’t stop for a potty break until she’s already wet her panties a little. Sigh. Some days we’ll go through 6 pairs and then she’ll make it 2 days without an accident. I guess it’s just all about practice and reinforcement.
We went to the doctor, just for a normal check up. Maggie has gained 2.5 pounds in the last 3 months! That’s more than whole year before that! We’re really excited that the growth hormone seems to be working. She still needs to get another blood test to make sure they don’t need to switch the dosage or anything. Her pediatrician says it’s a good idea that we’re doing the hormones, because her projected height without them is 4’9”. HAHA!!! She’d be a blind midget…. Sigh. With them she’ll probably be around 5’2”. I’ll take it!
One of Maggie’s favorite activities is jumping. On the trampoline, the bed, really anything bouncy. I love how her hair poofs out on the way down. So cute!And really, could she get more happy? I submit that she cannot.