Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Off he goes!

It finally arrived. The day that had been looming in my mind for months: My little guy started preschool.

For the past several days I had been lecturing myself about the importance of not crying in front of him. Showing up at preschool with a smiling, happy kid and ruining the moment with sobs would not be cool. "No way, Jose," as Conal says.

So, I managed to keep it together, no thanks to the raging pregnancy hormones. Or his big boy looks:

How was this kid just a baby the last time I looked?

Yeah, so yay me, no tears. I had a whopping 1.5 hours before pickup so I treated myself to a real pedicure (first one in about 3 years!) and ran a few errands. Then I headed back to school to get my little guy.

He did great. He loved it. He asked me why it was time to leave. No worries about the transition for him.

So, overall, a success!

I had a lack of success with last night's run, however. About a mile in, I had to stop to walk because my lower legs felt oddly swollen and sore. When I felt around, they weren't really swollen, they just felt that way. Like they were full and there was a lot of outward pressure. Strange.

Anyway, I walked for about 3/4 of a mile and then ran again and the weird sore swollen feeling never came back so I'm not sure what it was all about. I'm going to be on the look-out, though, because I didn't like it one bit. Nope, not a bit.

Have any of you ever had that kind of weird lower leg thing (pregnant or not)? I'm curious.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Felice

20 comments:

Marlene said...

What a cutie! Glad he had such a great first day and good for you on no tears!

sTyliSH1 said...

You definitely know when something is not right so just keep an eye out like you said and you should be ok. I've never heard of that feeling so I can't offer any support :(

On a lighter note the kid did great! yay! And yay for you for not crying!

Tricia said...

awwww....too cute!

I seriously STRESS over dropping my son off at our gyms "Kids Club" even though I can see him the entire time I'm running on the treadmill. Will it ever get easier?!?

:)

misszippy said...

So cute! Glad you both did well. Never heard of that issue with the legs--I hope it resolves itself for you.

Ness said...

He is so cute...it must be hard having pain or swollow feeling in which stage of your pregnancy this started!? Between 22 and 25 weeks i had back pain but it seems it is gone ...i am at 29 weeks and no pain in my legs i wonder if this will start soon... Take care of yourself your almost there :)

J said...

AWWW he is SO cute!! What a big day for him!! Glad you got through it with no tears!

Lisa said...

oh, he's so adorable! Congrats on not crying, taking time out for yourself, and the great run!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So cute! It's so hard when they grow up!!! Glad he liked it though. That makes it easier the next time.

Weird about the leg thing. Hope it stays away!

Christina said...

So proud of your little guy that he has no difficulty transitioning. School has started for at least 3 or 4 weeks now and some of those kids at the preschool are still crying. Poor babies.

Andrew Opala said...

looks like a future Astronomer or Computer Scientist

Miz said...

oh oh oh he is SO freakin adorable.

Im no help on the leg--- but I am one to quickfastandinahurry go to the dr when my body just tells me somethings not right.

(see? I am no help :))

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

what a cutie pie!! glad things started out well.

hmm my legs fell oddly swollen some days and i'm not preggers ;)

onelittletrigirl said...

Love the photo! I enjoyed all the first day posts on FB so much- too cute!

lindsay said...

Congrats to both of you! I know my mom blubbered often for my sisters and I, even when we moved in to college :) Glad he is adjusting well!

Nobel4Lit said...

Cute! Wonder if I will feel the same way one day...

FruitFly said...

I love his little polo shirt! So stylish - sure to make a good first impression on everyone!
~RR

Suzy said...

Awww, he's so grown up! Congrats to you, Mama! I hope day two goes just as well.

Quix said...

Awww! I was a very independent child and made my mom sad at HOW EASILY I just ran off and joined the other kids. :) Can't say I've had the legs thing but hope it stays away!

Joanne @ mostlyfitmom said...

Have never had anything like that, but pregnancy does totally weird things, for sure.

Good luck with the last 4 (or so) weeks!

brooks shoes said...

Like your post! Very inspiring!
Good luck and more power!

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