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Thursday, January 27, 2011

17th Week of Preschool

Wednesday, December 8th, I babysat. This was the first day in a few weeks that Kaitlynn didn't receive her Zyrtec and in about a week that she didn't take Delsym. Hoping her behavior turns around! Kaitlynn got ready for preschool and we packed her snack (pretzel sticks, raisins and 2 oatmeal cookies).

Kaitlynn's main teacher was sick so they had a sub. While Kaitlynn was in school, I had to get blood work, purchase the book for my Women's Group on Thursday and picked up MawMaw. We picked Kaitlynn up from preschool. She seemed to have a good day, but was tired. We went to get her special drink and ran a few errands. Kaitlynn fell asleep in the car and still slept when we carried her into the restaurant for dinner.
She has been so tired lately.

After dinner, Kaitlynn and MawMaw gave Daisy a bath.

Dave looked at a used mini van for us, but it had too many miles, wanted too much for it and wasn't the make and model we are really wanting. It definitely wasn't meant to be!

I was excited that I received my Etsy purchase already. It will be revealed soon!
We also received our first Christmas Card of the season. I was getting a little worried and wondering if we were on anyone's Christmas Card list!
I read the first chapter of I Quit, the book we are reading for my Women's Group.

Thursday, the 9th, I met my Women's Group. Most of us showed up, only 1 missing. It was a great time of catching up and fellowship with these wonderful women. Kim is so sweet, she gave us all Godiva chocolate and Kathy gave us all a lip balm that is all natural.


I met Kaitlynn and Dave after that to run an errand. Dave got Kaitlynn ready for preschool and they packed her snack before meeting me. After dropping Kaitlynn off at preschool, Dave and I went to lunch. 2 of Kaitlynn's teachers were sick and a sub filled in for them.

After preschool, Kaitlynn fell asleep and missed her swim class. This Thursday swim class is just not working out. She has missed 2 out of the 5 classes so far!

We mailed out our Christmas Cards and I was so happy to get these adorable makeup bags that I ordered from Artscow for Christmas gifts.
Aren't they cute?

Dave signed up for a half marathon in the Spring to raise money for Living Water International (the team is through our church). I am so proud of him! He has already started running / training on his own. Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water" — the gospel of Jesus Christ — which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

Kaitlynn's extreme hyperactivity seemed to be getting better since off that medicine!

Dance, Preschool and Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 7th, Kaitlynn had dance class. After dance, we went home to have lunch and Kaitlynn got ready for preschool. We packed her snack (raisins and pretzel sticks). Kaitlynn had a December Healthy Kids Newsletter in her cubie on sleep.

I picked Kaitlynn up from preschool and Ms. Maureen said Kaitlynn had a hard time focusing in class and was very sleepy. This has been Kaitlynn's behavior in dance and preschool the last several weeks. It's been completely strange behavior for her. Ms. Maureen said she couldn't sit still during circle time / story time / group time. She would start spinning on the carpet or lay down. She even tried laying on the table during snack time. Can I say, her behavior was completely off. Ms. Maureen and I talked about Kaitlynn being on children's Zyrtec (liquid form) and children's Delsym (per her doctor's / NP's orders). She suggested I call the doctor about Kaitlynn's behavior and whether it could be a side effect from the medications.
The daily schedule said they read Who Can Catch the Gingerbread Man? together on the pocket chart, added characters from The Gingerbread Man to the block center, played in the gym and in music listened / sang to "Gingerbread Village."


When we got to the car, I called the doctor's office and spoke with one of the nurses. She kind of ticked me off because she said that she had never heard of a link / behavior side effect from Zyrtec or Delsym (which she is wrong about. In talking to people, I have had many people tell me there is a link or possibility). She said Kaitlynn was probably just not feeling well, but if I thought these medications were affecting her then stop giving them to her. I was so mad when I got off the phone with her. After she said that, I just hung up. I'm not sure if I was being sensitive or just feeling defeated. I just didn't know what to do about her recent behavior and was at a loss because it was so out of character for her. And if I stopped giving her the medications, what the heck was I supposed to do about her allergies and cough. When she starts coughing, I always get fearful that she will get Croup again. I decided to stop the Zyrtec and Delsym and see how her behavior was after a week or so off them.

Kaitlynn, Dave and I went to MawMaw's where Hanna and Adam met us. Hanna cut Kaitlynn's bangs. They grow so fast. Then we all went to the MLM Winter Wonderland Carriage Ride in Tilles Park. We had never done the carriage ride to see the lights in the park. It was beautiful, but cold. The horses names were Buzz and Woody!
After the carriage ride, we went to Denny's for some hot chocolate / cappuccino.