Sunday, September 21, 2008

First PPR and Our 100th Post

Friday we had our first post placement visit. It went great. We discussed attachment, changes in Daniel's height and weight, his habits, his likes, dislikes and everything in between. It was fun to think back to when we first came home and realize all the changes we have seen.

Speaking of changes, we have decided that Daniel is ready for day care. Our sitter was very nice, but we think he is ready for a more structured environment. I've noticed at the library that he is sitting at the stations and working with projects with other children and really enjoying himself. He also seemed to have a lot of pent up energy at night, after I picked him up, so Troy and I talked it over and agreed that day care with a teacher would be the best option for us. I do worry about putting him through a change, but I think this one will benefit him. We looked at several day cares and finally made a decision. I feel good about it and when we left from the visit, Daniel cried and cried. I guess he liked it there!!

Lastly I can't believe this is our 100th post!! I need to say that this blog has been a wonderful way to keep in touch with family and friends. Also it has become a great outlet for me and I've made some really great blogger friends. The support group out there is amazing! Thank you!!

Off to Mother Goose Time tomorrow!!

11 comments:

ana and russ said...

Congratulations on getting your 1st PPR done too! We've all come a long way since that day we saw you at the Embassy in Moscow. And congratulations on your 100th post too!

Chris said...

The post placement reports have that really great side effect you mentioned - they make you realize how much your child has grown and changed!

Thanks for blogging and sharing your life with us!

Jackie said...

Happy 100th post!!! I'm sure Daniel will do just fine in his new setting. You'll have to update us when he starts! Glad your first PPR went well! I swear it seems like that should be at least your second...time is flying!

Amy said...

100 posts! Wow! How the time flies.

Glad to hear he liked the day care so much! Congrats on this next step!

Tami said...

Congrats on the 100th post and on the 1st PPR! :) I have loved looking back on our PPRs to see how the kids have grown and changed. I need to start doing some research on what to do for Maddie's PPR. I don't have the foggiest idea of what we're supposed to do.

Jenny and Randy said...

Very exciting about Daniel's new school! His reaction when you left after your visit seems to confirm you made the right decision!

Joy said...

The 100th post is a big deal. I can not believe that you have had your 1st PPR. I bet he has grown so much.
Joy

Teresa said...

Hi Rachel,
Congratulations on getting your first PPR done and your 100th post! I am so glad he loved his daycare! All the best...Teresa

Becky and Keith said...

Happy 100th post and 1st PPR! So, so hard to believe it is already time for that!

Shane & Marie said...

Wow time flies! Glad the PPR went well. I hope Daniel does well in daycare. It will be harder on you then him.

Dede said...

I can't believe it is time for your 1st PPR already...wow, that went fast! Glad to hear that Daniel is enjoying daycare.