Lil Miss Holland celebrated her 1st birthday with a bang yesterday!! On our actual birthday, we were supposed to do her party. But our entire family come down with a nasty cold, especially Holland, so we had to hold off on the celebrating for a couple weeks. It still turned out fantastic, and we had an awesome night! Both sides of the family came to celebrate with us, and Holland had a great time being the center of attention.
Holland at 1 Year
Height – 26 1/2 inches (not on charts)
Weight – 17 pounds 10 ounces (5%)
Finally has 2 teeth and is cutting 6 more!
Favorite foods – French fries, noodles, apples
Loves – dancing, “all around the bush,” pointing her finger at us when we do it to her and saying “Yyyyoooouuuu”, her bottle, cuddling her head into us, sticking her tongue in and out fast
Belly issues – We’ve successfully switched over to similac toddler sensitive formula!!! Yay!!!!
Oh, today was rough. But we suspected it was going to be. Tim started 2nd grade today at his new school. And because he’s the son of both Brock and me, we could pretty much guarantee that his nerves would get the best of him. He did great getting up of school (courtesy of wanting to play with the new nerf gun dad bought him yesterday for his first day jitters… more on that in a sec). But once we got there, I knew right where it was headed. I walked him in while holding Holland, keeping track of Deacon, and being death gripped by Tim. We went into his classroom, which luckily was set up a bit more than the other day, and found his name tag on the table. I tried to get him to talk to some new kids and read the books the teachers had out, but he just kept saying he didn’t want me to leave. Holland had a stinky diaper and was getting into a Holland mood, and I really needed to get out of there before things got worse. Tim started crying, I started crying…. its was awful. He told me he just wanted to go back to Canyon…and I understand! It’s way less nerve wracking to go to school in a familiar place with familiar people. I finally grabbed his teacher and asked her to help. She pulled him off of me and I had to walk out without looking back because I was losing it. It’s so hard to know you are breaking your child’s heart into a million pieces. It was the worst.
I ran into my friend in the hallway and lost it. It was so hard to leave him and know that his little heart was racing a million beats a minute and that he felt so alone. A few hours later, another friend text me and said she peeked in when she picked up her kindergartener and Tim was moving around and doing great! He’s definitely a kid who takes a long while to observe before diving in, but that was the best news.
When I picked him up, he was in much better spirits. Although he still would like to go back to Canyon, I told him it’s not an option and we’re gonna stick it out here (obviously I’ll continually be re-evaluating…. but I don’t want him to think it’s a choice and just give up before trying!). He’s VERY bummed there’s not a playground…and to be honest, so am I. That’s a huge part of school. So I’m anxious to see what’s going on with that. But he had a friend in his class from his gymnastics class, and even found a few buddies who also like minecraft. So I guess letting him wear this shirt because I knew it would help him feel comfortable was worth it.
I’m hoping tomorrow goes at least a little bit better… although he already told me he is going to cry. Glad he’s open minded…. :I
For now, I’m so proud of him for sticking it out today. I really was expecting a phone call from the school, so I’m grateful for his bravery in doing something he really didn’t want to do! He’s an amazing kid and adds so much to our family. He keeps me on my toes because I just don’t understand how he ticks usually, but I couldn’t ask for a better boy!
End of school smiles and a peach smoothie from swig!