This is Nathan's second week in school (fourth day) and he seems to be doing well! He likes it and walks right in to the "tweens room." Miss Miranda, his teacher, said he is very polite and agreeable, to which I responded, "Wait until he gets comfortable!" He does have trouble sharing his toys, thinking that once he gets something, it is his. He also picks the heaviest toy in the room during clean up, moves it a short distance (with grunting) and he is done! He sleeps on his mat, sometimes for over two hours! If he wakes up before the other kids, Miss Miranda asks him to stay laying down and he does!! School seems to be good for him and us. It kind of forces us to treat him more like a big boy. As his teacher said, he understands everything. He is the oldest in his class by a couple months, but of course is the smallest. If he were in the next room up, he would be trampled. I tend to be a bit soft on Nathan, so having him be in school reminds me that he is capable of doing things for himself.
On to the weight. I weighed Nathan yesterday and he weighed 19 pounds 3 ounces-that is 3 ounces since 8/21/07 which is encouraging! The chocolate covered donuts dipped in heavy cream might be paying off!! At least it gives us motivation to keep trying because it is challenging giving him high fat foods, limiting Libby's sugar intake and keeping our own diet low fat. Yesterday at Chick Fil A he wanted chocolate milk just like Libby, but unfortunately challenging when the rest of the world is fighting obesity in children and we are trying to make our kid fat!! Anyway, lots of encouraging news and hopefully more to come!