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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I will start with the Potty Training since I am on a high right now.
Megan had a GREAT day yesterday. The true test and she passed! She wore underwear for Dance Class and School and had 0 accidents. We are still in a pull up at night, that may take a while longer to teach but she is doing it. No accidents since Sunday.
Today she was dry when she woke up and she went pee and pooh on the potty before she got on the bus. I never thought I would be excited over those 2 words but I am. A big issue Joe and I had with Kindergarden was that 1. Is she too small compared to the other kids 2. We feel she needs to be potty trained otherwise she will stand out to the other children. Conquering 1 of our fears makes us feel more confident about the whole transition part.
Now on to the meeting. We filled out TONS of paperwork. She is now officially registered for Kindy next school year. We had to fill out our experience with Megan's development and then her school will get a set to fill out too. We also filled out a medical history and I was so thankful that Megan has been relatively healthy because the only thing I needed to know how to spell was "T&A" and I know I spelled it out incorrectly. We discussed the process and were told that a psychologist, a speech therapist, a occupational therapist and physical therapist will all be going into Megan's current school to evaluate her. I remember when we had our "Eval" for 3 to 5 and Megan did so well we worried about getting enough services. But now that I want her to do well I am nervous because I will not be present when they do it. What the "eval" will do is just measure Megan as to what services they feel she will need in Kindergarden and not her placement. Once the report is written we will be invited back (they have 60 days from yesterday) for an IEP meeting where "we" the "team" will discuss what is best for Megan. Inclusion versus a Specialized Classroom. Joe and I are still not sure what is best for Megan but will be able to tour all the classrooms to help us make the best decision possible all before the school year ends. They mentioned that the Specialiazed classroom is full of all different kinds of children, not just one's with a diagnosis, some are just immature and not ready yet for Kindergarden. Megan is sooo ready though. She has definitely grown up and needs to move on from where she is. I LOVE her school now and they did WONDERFUL with her but she needs more, I know she is ready for more.
I am nervous and excited about all of this but what I am confident about is that in whatever Megan will do, she will be a success! I am just so proud of my bug right now I am beaming from ear to ear.
Here is her school picture I have failed to share yet and here she is over Christmas in her classroom:


Emily said...

Yay for Megan! I remember how excited I was when my 2nd son finally potty trained. It is a huge milestone (and a joy for parents)! She is such an inspiration to us and a beautiful little girl!

SunflowerMom said...

Yay, Megan!! What a great progress report. She looks so cute in her school pic. I get all sweaty thinking about Sean going to kgarten...

My name is Sarah said...

Great job Megan. You're doing super. That reminds me of a song they used to sing at Sarah's preschool:

You are a super duper pooper,
You can potty with the best. You're a big girl now,
I know you'll go real far
Cause you can throw that diaper awaaaaay. (And then the kids would all wildly cheer)

OK, it has been at last 15 years since I heard that song, why would I remember it? Funny what sticks in your mind.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Megan!!What a big girl you are to go on the potty!!

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Anonymous said...

Stephanie.... are you ready to update the blog a bit? Maybe make it a little wider. I have to admit I still adore the background, but a new header, maybe with Megan's beautiful face in it.... whatcha' think????

Email me chicky!!!

mum2brady said...

WTG Megan!!! I hope it happens for us one of these days :) What a GREAT milestone!

Rebecca said...

Your daughter is beautiful. My son is still a few years away from all of this, but it makes me nervous. I just want him to have a good experience and I want people to be nice to him.

Good luck with all of it.

Mary said...

Wow, way to go! We've got some time before Leah's ready to potty train, but I have to admit I am scared! I had such a difficult time with my son and I don't look forward to it again!