Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School!

Whew! I'm ready, but OH MY GOODNESS! I am feeling overwhelmed. Wish I didn't have 4 of my own kids starting school at the same time. There are too many things to attend on top of *trying* to get my room ready. There was a bunch of stuff that had to be moved out before I could do much to it... and that didn't happen until today. I had a total of 1.5 hours to get my room ready and finish my syllabus. So, I'm feeling unprepared. I'm ready in mind, just not in reality! ha! I'm really looking forward to this year though. I have THE best kids.
Elijah didn't get in class with Mollie. Not real thrilled about that. He's my baby you know. I worry. I want him to be happy. Mollie is his rock when he is away from me (so it is odd to call a 3 year old little girl his rock... but she is!). She is always there. He gets in the car and says "we go see Mollie?" whenever we go anywhere... b/c the only place we go is church and she is always there too! His other friend, Mark, is in the other class too. So it is just him. I'm not expressing any of my concern of course... he may very well toddle along without a care in the world. I hope!
Levi is doing great. He went to church yesterday and today. He is soooo happy to see 'Ms Mona' who will keep him M-W. She'll keep him at church in the morning and then may take him to her house or out and about. I told her I didn't care. I bought a carseat for her to use. He didn't get to nap much yesterday b/c I didn't take a noise maker along and it was VERY noisy with so many school-about-to-start things. He also didn't take his bottle. I wondered about that. He hasn't had to take one all summer. I thought he might choose to wait for me... and he did. Today I fed him before I took him to his room. Had a bottle for him, but again... he didn't take much of it. SO I may not be able to nurse exclusively until a year. I've been giving him puffs and cheerios just to entertain him while we eat dinner... but nothing that would replace a feeding. Looks like I may need to actually replace a feeding while I'm gone if he won't take a bottle. I realize 10 months is about 6 months longer than most people exclusively breastfeed... nonetheless, I planned on going a year. No weaning in sight and I will probably continue to pump just to have it to give in a sippy cup. Maybe he'll take it better from that. He's happy and well taken care of and I'm happy about THAT. Thursday and Friday he'll be at here. Maybe he'll take a bottle better at home where there are fewer distractions.

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