Whew. A lot has been going on. It’s been so busy, I’ve been bad at updating the site, but here’s the lowdown…Last month Sarah started a new and exciting job, and we welcomed Marie as our new nanny. We have grown to absolutely love Marie, which has made this next chapter all the more difficult. After looking into some preschool options for further down the road, an opening came up at Early Learning Foundations (E.L.F.) and we decided to take advantage of it and enroll Teddy. Our thinking was that A) it’d be great to get him into this new routine well before baby #2 arrives B) he’s ready for more socialized and structured routines and C) we’ve heard wonderful things about E.L.F. and didn’t want to pass up on the opening. But of course with this comes more change and transition. As I type, Teddy’s well into his second day, and so far it seems to be going well *knock on wood*. My cousin, Emily’s, son Malcolm also attends E.L.F. and that has helped as Teddy loves seeing his familiar face. I am anticipating that it will get a bit harder as the novelty of the new toys and routine wares off, but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
In any case, Teddy is amazing and doing so well. His language continues to crow as a crazy rate and the more he’s talking, the funner it’s getting! The next couple of steps we have coming up are transitioning him into his big-boy bed and then the ever-looming potty training. But we’ll get there. I feel like getting him started in the school was the biggest step/transition, and now that it’s underway, I can already feel a weight lifted.
As for baby #2, things are going well! Being pregnant in the summer is a MUCH different experience than it was the last go around, but so far, so good. This little guy is kicking, squirming and moving around, but all are good signs of healthy development and progress. We can’t wait to meet this little guy and for Teddy to fully embrace his role as big brother!
So that’s a quick Teddy update- so much going on, but it’s all still fun, and you know what? That’s all we can ask for!