Yesterday was the first day of school! Woo hoo! I am really happy (so far) about Jesse and Grace's teachers. They seem to really care about the students. I asked Grace if she wanted me to walk her into her class, but miss independent said that she knew right where her class was and walked in all by herself. I guess I should feel glad that she is so confident and independent (and I do) but this is also a rite of passage for the mom, too! I felt a little bad that I didn't get to walk her in. And then I realized that they would be gone for several hours and I cheered up real fast! Jesse seemed to sort of want me to walk him in, but didn't feel like he could say so because his little sister didn't need her mom, so he shouldn't need her, too! Today I sent them on the bus and all was well! I remember when I sent Jesse off to Kindergarten, I drove him to school the first week or so and walked him into class the first couple of days and then when I sent him on the bus, I put him on and then followed the bus and made sure he got to class. I guess it's different with #2! Well, they seemed to enjoy their first 2 days and I am enjoying a bit of freedom. It is much easier shopping with 2 as opposed to 4!
In other news: We had Dylan's 3 year check up today and wouldn't you know, I have an above average-sized child...not just "not tiny", but "above average"! He is 32 pounds (65%) and 37 3/4" tall (55%) How about that! And he is healthy to boot.
We also got the blood test results back for James and it turns out that he has a milk protein allergy that is likely causing his smallness...so guess what that means for mom? Either no milk products (ie: milk, cheese, yogurt or ice cream!) or we get him on Nutramigen formula. I haven't decided on the right path as yet. I know what I should do, but it remains to be seen what I will do. We will see how it goes.
So that's that. Can I really live without cheese and ice cream, oh, and butter??? The extra 15-20 lbs I am carrying around and the welfare of my little guy say yes, but....