Friday, September 07, 2007

Various & Sundry Updates

"I can't wait to do community service! That sounds so cool!"
--B., on looking at her middle school schedule

That is today's 7th grade quote of the day. My kids this year are SO CUTE. And after last year's poorly trained orangutans, I am about due. Yesterday's quote of the day:

"Don't we have any new kids? Don't they have, like, a draft?"
--R., the sports fan

In fact, we do not have any new kids in the 6th, 7th or 8th grades, thanks to an experimental school policy. I'm immensely grateful, because for the past five years the local school district has actively encouraged children they consider too incorrigible (and in one unfortunate case, violent) to head over to our (charter) school. I truly believe our school can do wonders for a difficult kid...but not if they enter in 7th grade. (We're a K-8.) All this to say, the year is off to a good start.

In other news, Wednesday was our first childbirth class. Our instructor is actually a sort-of relative of mine (my cousin's aunt), and Oneofhismoms is an alum of the course. Starting class really made Flipper's arrival seem realer. It was the first time I've had any clear understanding of labor and I'm starting to believe we might be having a baby. Yikes.

In other oh-my-God-we're-having-a-baby-news, we had a prenatal appointment yesterday. Co took the glucose challenge. And Midwife S. informed us that at our next appointment, they'll be checking to see where Flipper's head is located. Good heavens.


nycphoenix said...

wow time has gone fast. can't wait to meet Flipper

EggDropBlogger said...

Wow, all of this news is so exciting. Now I know what I have to look forward to someday.

calliope said...

your class sounds great.

& seriously- HOW are you guys 27 + weeks already??! crazy fast.

xo to you both

Melody said...

Wow-- time flies! I can't believe you're already doing birthing classes. Can't wait to see you guys and the Flipper bump in person next week!

*G* said...

yup, it's getting closer! These next couple of months will fly by!

maeby said...

Woo-hoo! How exciting. And jeez, it all seems to be happening so fast. I can only imagine just how REAL things are starting look from your vantage point!

Melissa said...

I'm sure at times it didn't seem fast for you but I seriously can't believe how far along you are!

Sandra said...

Having been on both sides of the fence, all I can say is that you do the best you can and stay open to listening to what your friends need. It's never enough, but it's the best you can do.

Anonymous said...

I am also an alum, remember?


Sandra said...

Yeah, Wen, Gary and I beez alums too!

Lo said...

No, I didn't remember that, but thanks for the reminder, S. and W.!