Monday, April 19, 2010

That's right. My baby started preschool.

I check in on the girls many times throughout the night and one evening last week, when I was looking in on Anna, it hit me how much she still resembles that little baby I rocked so gently in the NICU three years ago.

My little baby started preschool last week and I have to say that I am so proud of her. She is handling the transition extremely well. Mommy, on the other hand, still can't believe that I have a baby in school and in less than six months, I will have three babies in school.

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(Accept the noise in the photos of this post. It's arty. It works. ISO was set at 1600. Sigh.)

I had made arrangements with the school so that Rich and I could bring Anna in to meet her teachers and classmates the week before she started. She happily walked into the school with us, met her teachers, sat at a table and worked on a puzzle. She wouldn't talk though so I felt compelled to mention to her teacher twenty times that she talks all the time. With many words. In long sentences.

When the big day arrived, we decided that it would be best if we kept the first day as every day would be so Grammy and sissies dropped Anna off at the school. Anna asked Grammy if she was going to go in with her and when Grammy told her no, Anna bravely walked in with a teacher. Grammy did ask the teacher during pick-up if Anna had cried. We were told that she only had one big tear on her cheek.

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Anna says that she likes school and interestingly enough has told Allie and Em that they need to go to their own school next year. Looks like I don't have to worry about fighting to place them in the same class.

And it probably doesn't need to be said but I will say it anyway. Anna is the smallest in her class. She is tiny.


The Bossy Yankee said...

Tiny but so brave! Go Anna!

Sarah said...

What a brave little girl! I am a social worker and spend much of the first 2 weeks of each school year responding to crying students :) Some of them are even 2nd and 3rd graders :)

Anonymous said...

Ok - I just teared up reading this post ... especially the part about rocking her in the NICU. Boy am I going to be a mess when I send my twins to school - ha ha! Love her hair in this photo - it cracks me up.


Liz said...

How exciting! Do you mind if I ask though why your other girls aren't going to school yet?

BreezieGirl said...

Aw, brave little girl! Do the other girls get jealous that they haven't started school yet?

Anonymous said...

It breaks my heart when I drop her off for school. She is so tiny and she is trying to be so brave. I want to get out of the car and give her a big hug.