Just like that, this little girl started Kindergarten today.
Our 2lb, crappy lung, hole-hearted, no-kidney function baby who spent half of her infancy in the NICU strapped on her spanking new backpack today and walked to school. In typical Daphne fashion, she changed her clothes three times this morning (having her select the first-day outfit the night before was not at all helpful). Then, seconds before we walked out the door, she decided to undo the straps in her backpack because they were “too tight.”
She does things her way, whether they are convenient or not.
I am a little anxious that we haven’t had a sit-down with her teacher yet to discuss the medical accommodations in her IEP. That may be because we did not receive the IEP until the week before school started. Conveniently.
I am a little anxious that with increased exposure she will get sick more often.
I am a little anxious about her falling behind with less PT and OT.
Tonight, I will focus on what does NOT worry me anymore. I do not worry about her eating enough to thrive. I do not worry about her ability to engage other children and make friends. I do not worry about her willingness to speak up for herself.
She can handle school. Can school handle Daphne?