Thursday, November 13, 2008

Busy Day...

Today I had my appt. It went very well. Everything still looks great with Brody!!! He did however, change positions from being head down to being sideways. I did get some pretty good 3-D pictures, but will post them tomorrow. There is one where we thought he looked like he was smiling. The picture didn't turn out as well with that one, but if you look closely you will see it. Like I thought, he is going to be a big boy. Right now he is measuring about 2 1/2 weeks bigger then a baby at his gestation (does that make sense???). It was really good to be reassured that everything still looks great!!!

When we got back, we went to pick Kaden up from school. There was a meeting today about Kaden going into pre-k (I know, I know, but there have been some difficulties and he hasn't started yet). So he is now going to start this Monday. I am nervous for him. I don't know how to explain my feelings about this whole situation, as it has been very draining emotionally. I know that sounds dramatic, but it just goes back to wanting everyone to realize that Kaden is a typical 4 year old boy. I am glad that his early childhood teacher was able to advocate for him as well. We will miss her and the paras so much. When starting this whole school thing, I was really nervous for Kaden, not because he was going to be in school, but for how he would feel about it. The teacher and paras made me feel like Kaden was welcomed, just like any other child in that school. I actually felt like he was (and is) really loved in that class. This transition has made me feel differently then when he started the early childhood program. It really makes me nervous because this program is in the same school as the early childhood program. How will getting him in to Kindergarten next be??? I know that it is a new experience for those involved, but geez. I don't want to get too into it because I could go on and on forever. I just hope that once Kaden starts everyone will realize that it is not as big of deal as it has been made out to be. I try to understand their concerns, but at times I just want to scream "IT'S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL!!!" Part of the concern is safety (which I understand), but that is why the nurse goes to school with him. I can't wait for Kaden to show them all that he can do. I am so proud of Kaden and all that he has become (and I know that I am not the only one). Thinking about how far he has come brings tears to my eyes. He is amazing, nothing can bring him down. I hope that he carries that with him throughout his life. Nate and I are so lucky to have this little guy in our lives...he is such an inspiration. I know that he will continue to touch lives with all the steps he takes as he grows.

Kaden,
First of all, mommy and daddy love you so much. We are so lucky to have been blessed with such a caring, motivated, happy, beautiful child such as yourself. I hope you feel how proud we are of you and that you feel the same about yourself. You are ABSOLUTELY amazing. You touch the lives of everyone who gets to know you. I hope you never feel frustrated or intimidated by those who can not seem to open their minds to new things, as you (just like anyone else) will probably run into these people along your path. When you come across these people, continue to shine...it might get them to open their eyes a little more and hopefully their minds and hearts as well.

You have this amazing ability to put a smile on my face, even on my bad days. The love I feel for you goes beyond words. My heart is flooded with so many great emotions for you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for bringing me a love that I have never experienced in my life. Thank you for all the lessons you have taught to daddy and me. Thank you for your wonderful hugs and kisses. And thank you for bringing joy to my life. I love you big boy, and will for the rest of eternity.

Love always and forever,
Amy

3 comments:

My Three Sons said...

Your right. Kaden is an amazing boy. I think he is going to do better than you ever realized.

Cody had a child with special needs in several of his classes and is also wheelchair bound. I have personally witnessed the kids bend over backwards to help Steven out or hold the doors open. They high five him in the hallway. I think that kids adapt better than adults and I know with Kaden's wonderful personality, all of his classmates are going to absolutely love him. YOur going to be shedding tears of joy when you see how loving these children can be.

I'm so happy to see your pregnancy is going well. Have you drank the glucose yet? I'm only wondering because Carson was showing about 2 weeks ahead and it was because I was gestational. That is one of the only things that helped him out when he came 2 days shy of 4 weeks early.

Well Carson is actually dozing off so I think I'm going to bed early tonight!!!!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Kaden is going to be such a great big brother!! What a sweet little boy! I think he will do great in pre-k!

And yes- do be careful - the stomach virus has hit various members of my family VERY hard. Thankfully I have not gotten it, nor has Lauren. Avery had a slight touch of it but their daddy has it really bad.... And it's not a 24 hour thing but more like a week.

Rachel said...

Kaden will be just fine. Like you said...he is amazing and amazing people have amazing lives. He will have a ball and the kids will love him!

I also wanted to tell you how extremely excited I was to see that all is well with baby Brody! It must feel so good to hear that good news! Keep up the good work. You are an Amazing person (I guess that is where Kaden gets it from).

If you ever need anything-let me know.

PS...thanks for all your comments over on my blog. You are a great friend also!

Rachel