Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First day of preschool

Elijah had a great first day of preschool! His teacher said he did great, with the exception of a few seconds between each transition time. Any time they switched activities, Elijah would start crying for "Dad." (Yes, it breaks my heart a little bit that he wasn't calling for me.)

I cried for the first 30 minutes he was at school, but eventually found peace about it. I'm glad to have Day 1 behind us and I'm sooo very glad that he enjoyed the majority of his day.

The cute Elmo backpack we got for him is too small to fit his folder in, so we will have to find another one. And, can you see his medical ID bracelet? Having this on while he was away comforted me somehow.

Our little boy came home exhausted. We are hoping for a good, restorative night of sleep for him tonight. He needs it!

Can you hear my big sigh of relief about having this day behind us? I've literally been dreading it for months. It's good to have lived through it and to know that Elijah is going to be just fine. No, more than just fine. School is going to be great for him!

Some new favorite Elijah pronunciations:
ask = "axe"
cactus = "tackus"

Tomorrow morning is my big doctor's visit! I have absolutely zero idea what she is going to tell me. My contractions have been extremely unpredictable (really good days and some bad days, too) for the past couple of weeks, and I don't know if that is good or bad. We will see!


Dina said...

What a big boy. Preschool is going to be great for him! He's going to have so much fun.

Here's hoping for no big surprises at your doctors visit tomorrow.


jencooper said...

What a handsome little guy!! I promise that it gets easier. He is going to love it and you will get more comfortable with having him there.

Ehlan said...

Oh wow, I can't believe it! Glad it was a good day! Good luck with your appointment tomorrow.

ThePicks said...

Ok, these photos are just tooo darn cute! His little train hat ROCKS!! We are very happy to hear his first day of preschool went well. He has such an easy-going personality; we know he'll be a pre-school superstar!

Best of luck tomorrow with the big appointment; you'll be in our thoughts and prayers!!! Sending lots of good karma your way =)

mina said...

Yay for a great first day!

Cecilia said...

Elijah looks so smart and cute! I love his train hat, just adorable!!!

Good luck to your doctor's visit tomorrow.

Sarah said...

Awesome! So glad his 1st day went well. Hope your visit goes good today - maybe a break from the couch. Tackus made be think the taxes I was getting together last night - tax us.

Lee Family said...

What a big boy he is, I am so glad he had a great day. See Mom now you can put this all behind now. Try and relax and I hope your Doctors appt goes smoothly.

Vanessa said...

Awwww...what a big boy! I'm so glad you got through the first day. It should get easier.