Friday, May 23, 2008

one proud mama

Yesterday I had Ryan's last parent/teacher conference. I know, I know...what are you talking about? Ryan is only 2.5 years old??! I have to admit, the first time we had a conference when he was in the "tweenie" room, I thought the idea was a little crazy. But after leaving that 1st conference, I had a better understanding of where our son was developmentally. There were areas that he excelled in and some areas that needed some work. Ryan moved to the "toddler" room Sept. of last year and has had Miss April for his teacher since then. The Goddard School has a grading scale of N (not exhibiting) S (sometimes) and A (always). We had his first conference with Miss April in November and at the time, there were a good amount of areas that were marked "N" because he was one of the youngest in his class. The biggest was in his Language Arts section. After meeting with Miss April yesterday, I am happy to report that he has made a huge improvement in this field. Over the last few months, we noticed his language skills increase a lot. It's like he flipped a switch one day and decided to talk to us in sentences. He still has a "gibberish" kinda talk, but we are hoping this will clear up after seeing an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. The two areas that Ryan has always excelled in are Creative Art and Social Sciences. Nothing but "A's" across the board! Miss April made some wonderful comments on his report card. She stated that "he is a joy to have in her class, his smile is contagious and his friends love him! Ryan loves to sing songs, build with blocks and play in the dramatic play areas. His interest in learning has grown immensely!" At this point in his young life, he seems to be following in his mommy's footsteps with art and music. But he does have a good amount of Daddy in him too. He is obsessed with how things work and building/fixing things. He truly is a good mixture of us both (in his appearance and his personality). We couldn't be more proud of our little guy!

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The Countdown Continues....

The baby ticker on the side bar states 30 days to go! We are finally in the 9th month and baby Kara could decide to come any day now! We would prefer her to stay in for at least another 2 weeks (even better...just come on her actual due date 6/22) so we can finish up everything that needs to be done. I am now extremely uncomfortable and in the last week have had some signs of the baby preparing for delivery. We are currently at 1 cm dialated but I am not worried about that because we were stuck at 1 cm with Ryan for over a month! I believe Kara has also "dropped" because I am able to breath easier and it looks like I am carrying lower now, along with tons of pressure down there. I keep reminding myself that when she arrives, all the yucky pregnancy symptoms will be well worth it! We can't wait to meet our little bundle of joy!

2 comments:

Margie G. said...

Good to hear from you! Things are getting really tough for me as well as my pregnancy comes to a close. I am having a really hard time sleeping at night!? not to mention the fatique and lower back pain...
As for you son transferring to a big boy bed - is he still in a crib? Is he trying to climb out? If not...I personally recommend just keeping him in there. Why mess with something that's working (especially before baby). BUT if he is climbing out (my son started to all the time) so we made a big deal of his new BD getting cool sheets, decorating, etc.. We actually let him play in it and get accustomed to it (building it up) so when we finally put him in there the first night - he was so excited. And he slept through the night! We may have had to go up once to comfort him but just perserveered (sp?) in keeping in his bed. Naps were a little tougher but I made sure to stick to our routine :-)
Does that help? LOL

Margie G. said...

Nick did great at preschool - shy at first but warmed up to his student one-on-one when they played ball. He was running around and having a grand old time when I arrived to pick him up. I was sad but it did feel good to be kidless. I did some errands and then went home to relax a little. I was planning on napping when he did so that worked out well :-) I am excited for my time today, lol.