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Jul 07, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Pre-school...who would have thought
My oh my. I thought I was a "with it" mom but apparantly NOT. I have been on a hunt for a good pre K school for Adam this year. He turns 5 a week after school starts so he is too young for K this year (I am glad he gets an extra year) Anyway, I find out from the moms in my neighborhood today that they signed up their kids for the "Gingerbread" school when they were 2 months old!!! WTH?? Where have I been?? I thought I was a hip mom, lol. Turns out, I need to be looking for a pre K program for Nate right now, LMAO!! I mean...they better be turning these kids into scientists by the age of 3 if its that hard to get in there.

Am I just clueless? Now I am on a mission to get him in there...will I have to pay them off, LOL!! I am just cracking up over this. Will he be able to put this on his college app..."I attended the GINGERBREAD school from 2008-2009"...ROFLMAO!! I guess this is how it is going to be around here...the competition starts....NOW!!

I had to pre register Nate today for a school in my town...they only had 1 spot left for a part-timer. I truly hate how competitive it is in this area I am in...I am NOT that type of person!

Jul 08, 2008
mommy2628
You sure you didn't need to register while pregnant. LOL That sounds so awful that they register that early. Are there not a lot of preschools there or are they not satisfactory? Maybe with attending the Gingerbread school he can get into Harvard or Yale. JK

Here in NC Bradlee turns 5 Aug 3 and school starts I think Aug 17 this year. He gets to go or I can hold him out until next year. As long as a kindergarten student is 5 by Oct 16 of their K year they can start. IMO I think that when their age is that close they do better waiting. I think I am holding Brad out this year. I hope I am not making a mistake...

Jul 08, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Are you sure that's the cut off age for K-5 age??? I ask because her the cut off age in October 1st. They have to have turned 5 by that date.

But, I will say as a former K-5 teacher, the kids do much better if they have been in a K-4 somewhere prior to attending K-5.

I also taught a phonics intensive program at a privte school as well so, that may be the difference. they reading fantastically by the time they left my class.
Jul 08, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Yup...our cut off is in mid July. If your child is born in Aug, you can fight to have them tested to see if they are ready. I am not going to do that (he is Sept 4th anyway). I would much rather give him all the time he needs than push him into something and hold him back later on, kwim? He has already been in a school environment since 2 1/2 yrs old but they didn't have a program that I liked there. We have several churches in the area with pre-school but I am trying to make sure he isn't in class with the younger 3-4 crowd...I just didn't think this was going to be such a BIG decision, lol.
Jul 08, 2008
amber f
That is so funny. I'm lucky there is a small town catholic school 2 blocks from us that my kids attend. pre k too. They will be in this school for 4 yrs and then move to a town 2 miles away for the another 4. No competion here. Thank God. Anyway I was just going to say no one has ever said they were sad to hold a child back but there are a lot of parents that wish they had when they sent a kid to early. We always teased a boy in our class that he failed kindergarten cause he went twice.
Jul 08, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
I know preschools are crazy with registration, but I didn't realize it was that crazy...my cousins went to a preschool in CP over on Lake Street. I want to say, the Little Red Schoolhouse? I know my aunt loved it, but that's been a few years ago. It's the same way with a good babysitter. I have been on a waiting list for the new babysitter we are going to this year since I was 2 months pregnant!

As a former K teacher I would NOT recommend early placement for any child who's birthday is close to the cut off date. Lauren is June 1st and I may still hold her out an extra year, we'll wait and see how she is. Kids may test fine at this age and do well for awhile, typically it's 3rd-5th grade when you can see the maturity difference in our early entrants. Oh, I could tell you stories...

Jul 08, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
I know...I am a March baby and I always thought I was the youngest of my class...there were a few May b-days in my graduating class but that was about it. I didn't get very good grades...well, I got really bad grades, lol. I just slid on by...my parents didn't put much emphasis on school. I am NOT going to be that way. Sure, I expect the teachers to teach my boys BUT...IMHO it has to start/continue at home. I don't expect them to work miracles, LOL!! I think of it this way...he won't mind when he starts his sophmore year in HS and he turns 16 right away, lol!! Jennifer-I would love to hear some stories :)
Jul 08, 2008
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
We literally put Donnie on the list for preschool when I was pregnant. It is a private church school so availablity is very limited. He should be starting next year there and DH and I were just talking today about how we need to call and make sure he will be in a class. It is crazy though how early you have to get them registered. -Liz
Jul 08, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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hehe, I put Elyse on a daycare waiting list when I was around 2 months pregnant and they just called me like a month ago to say a spot had opened up! But my mom does my daycare at least for now, so no worries. This discussion though has me thinking that I should get her on some lists now for preschool. *sigh*
Jul 08, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
WOW! That is just insane. I don't know what I'm doing next week let alone the next few years. There is no way I could plan for pk already!
Check with your
doctor first!