The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Updates!

I went to the Dr. today. (What's new right?) And he asked me since my appointment 2 weeks ago if I had been having contractions and I told him... "I am in constant pain especially at night and early morning... but I wasn't sure." He said I was feeling too tight in my tummy but then said nothing else. Today he asked me again. I told him the same thing and he gave me this look... and said, "Well it looks like you might be. We'll set you up for an ultrasound tomorrow and go from there. You're almost 35 weeks so we'd like the baby to wait at least another 3 weeks... but if we make it to 37 weeks I'll let you labor without stopping it." Great. This baby better not kill my birthday party for Diego and Arielle which is in 2 weeks. As long as she can wait until after the 27th I will be one happy person. Then he looked at my chart and doesn't like that I still continue to loose weight. Down another 2lbs. So he asked me if I had been sick. I told him no... but that diet they have me on for the GD is really leaving me hungry all the time. He doesn't like that so he scheduled me another appointment with the dietician to perhaps modify my diet again... or something. I am not sure yet. I have that appointment tomorrow along with the ultrasound. And from now on I will need to be monitored weekly as well. (And the monitoring is not a quick appointment it last about an hour and a half each time... so 2 times a week with a 2 year old will be HORRIBLE!) So ultrasounds and monitoring every Tues and Fri. And my regular Dr. appointment every Thursday. Oy! Isn't once, sometimes twice, a week enough?! I am in pain and discomfort all day long. I run around too much as it is already... then they want me to fit in MORE appointments and have to take my grumpy almost 2 year old who can't sit still? And depending on the time of day the appointment is, possibly having all 3 of my kids there with me and no help. Jr can't take all that time off work to be there unless it's an important appointment. Oh well I guess I will live like I did today. It was hectic, Arielle needed a nap BIG TIME, and Diego wouldn't pay attention and listen (which is unlike him at all... but seriously going from Dr. to Dr. gets to me I can see how he can easily become bored). Thank goodness Alayna was at school today because I would have lost it if I had been running around with all 3 to deal with from Noon until 4pm. I'd rather be at home doing laundry and mopping... seriously it was THAT bad. And we all know how much I HATE laundry and mopping!

So I guess I will have more information on that tomorrow. Knowing my luck I will make it all the way until my due date (April 17th) and have to deal with all these appointments for 5 more weeks. Anyone wanna trade places with me right now?

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I also had parent teacher conferences today for Diego. His teacher (who is an older lady) had been sick off and on since the beginning of the school year. I had been quite angry with the fact that Diego isn't reading and writing up to the standards that I would assume a 1st grader should be at. I wrote her letters many times only to recieve them back because there was constantly a different substitute in the classroom. After Xmas break I went in to try and talk to her again. And again she was out. He has never really gotten homework since the beginning of the year, and what little he did get was never explained so I had a hard time helping him do it. It got really frustrating. So finally she was able to contact me and she told me that she apologized and would make sure the kids understood their work before coming home. I was still left uneasy about the fact that he wasn't reading well yet. But for the last 6 weeks they had a substitute again and she was placed as the permanent substitute for his class.

Yesterday I got a call from his principal and he said that his original teacher was too sick to return to teaching and was retiring. Her health is declining and so I was notified that his class (which is the smallest of the 1st grade classes) would be split up amongst the 3 other 1st grade teachers.

And today at the conferences I had a chance to go in and talk to the sub he's had for the last 6 weeks. She very much made me feel better fast. After giving me all his scores and telling me he's right on track I let her know about all the doubts I was having that he was where he needed to be. I have noticed that there has been a major boom in his reading and he can read me small books now. She said she couldn't believe the level the children in his class were at 6 weeks ago when she arrived. So I am impressed with the improvement she has made to try and catch the students up. She also at my request showed me all the activities they do and how she teaches them to break down words for reading. It put me at ease so much that I can finally see the methods in which he is being taught so I can help him. My biggest fear in helping him learn was to deter or completely show him a different way than from what he was used to at school... and then confuse him even more. I hated being stuck in a position where I didn't know how to help my child. But she gave me many good resorces and I feel confident that by the end of the year he will be reading without a problem. But it's also good to know that it wasn't just him struggling, it was the whole class because of the inconsistancy with his teacher constantly being out sick.

We spent a good hour with her and then we went to meet his new teacher as well. Well Diego needed no introduction but she offered to meet the new parents of the 6 kids going into her class. I really like her. She's very young, fun, and totally the kind of teacher I like. I could see she had stuff made up for me and is in constant contact with the kids parents. She has logs in their folders where I can communicate with her via notes daily. She has weekly homework and she assured me that Diego (as well as the other few students) will not fall behind in anything and she'll be working closely with them and us as the parents to get them on track. I left there completely happy and I am glad that he will finally be learning what he needs to.

Other than that his teachers have praised him for always being the most well behaved. And that he helps everyone else in his class. His sub said he has been the biggest help to her because his maturity is incrediable... he sets a great example for the class. My little teacher's pet...

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Oh wow. That's a crazy lot to take in on one post. You can't ever let things coast can you? Always have to have some excitement? Haha. Silly girl.