Ooops, I accidentally put this on the other thread earlier this am.
I'm insanely far behind, but just dropping in to say hi. Hope you all are well. I had a really frustrating run Sunday. The whole family went, and I thought it would be a blast... that is, before the vaginal chafing and nonstop urinary leakage started. Argh. I made an appt the next day with my primary care doc (appt is next Monday). I think what I had/have is a cystocele (fallen bladder) and I'm hoping she might give me a pessary for running. It's frustrating that I only randomly seem to have trouble with it - better than all the time, I suppose, but I'd like to know why it sometimes flares up and other times is no trouble at all. It does seem worse later in the day, but the awful run Sunday was in the a.m. Ran yesterday a.m. and this a.m. with no problem
Anyway, had fun with kids on halloween - they were insanely cute and E enjoyed handing out play-doh to trick-or-treaters. Frustrating work-week though - had G home sick Mon and Tues, and today I just had to go get him from daycare because his nose is running yellow. I'm glad I'm on family leave, but I'd be in serious trouble if I wasn't and I'm praying that G starts being well consistently before I return to FT teaching in Jan!! I'm also a bit pissed off
because a couple of other kids in his class have runny noses but they're allowed to be there because they're on antibiotics. WTF??? So if I demanded that my ped give G antibiotics for a likely viral infection, he could go back to school? I guess I could get a prescription and then just not give them to him. And we wonder why people over-use antibiotics??
I looked in the daycare handbook when we got home, and there's nothing in there about either runny nose or antibiotics - I called the director to clarify and am waiting for a response...
Oh, and E is doing very well, but we're concerned because he CONSTANTLY says he wants to go to "big kid school", and he is successfully doing all the same lessons as the kids in his preschool who are starting kindergarten next year, even though he isn't supposed to start kindergarten until 2 years from now. I'm afraid he's going to be upset when his friends move on to kindergarten next year, though I trust his montessori preschool teacher to provide him with challenging activities. I worry about the social issues of kids being younger than their schoolmates, so I'm reluctant to start him in kindergarten early even though he's only a few months younger than his friends who will start kindergarten next year. I want him to be challenged and interested in school, not discouraged, so I'm really torn about what to do. Have any of you struggled with this?
One happy note - I got my Kozy carrier yesterday and G is now "kozily" asleep in it