• Orientation & First Days of School

    I don’t even think I wrote about the last days of school, or most of the summer… But… Moving on! So they say, the past is the past! Orientation was the Friday before school started. Nadia’s preschool session was during the day, so just the girls and I went as Eric was working. Nadia seemed a little hesitant but she showed me around, pointed out where she painted last year,…

  • Nanny

    I hate to say this, but I think our summer ‘nanny’ is really lazy. I picked her as she impressed me at the interview. She’s a 27 year-old married 2nd grade teacher. Very easy to talk to… which I always look for. I don’t want it to be awkward with someone in your house so many hours a week. And she’s not all bad, the girls do seem to have…

  • Nadia’s Progress

    Remember back on March 1st when Nadia woke up and cried she felt wet, refused underwear after having been doing so well? She never went back to preschool this year after that… Anyway, looking back, something occurred to me. We’d had a playdate with a girl in Nora’s kindergarten class the Saturday before. Fast forward to last week. I’ll get to all Nadia’s improvements in a bit, but… Nadia had…

  • Long Overdue Update

    I haven’t written in forever. And now, so much has happened, I’m overwhelmed with how to explain everything you’ve missed on our PANS journey. I guess maybe highlight the big points for now… School is out. I can’t believe Nora will be in 1st grade come August… Wasn’t she just born??? I did remember to take a few pictures the last day of school, and a few at the park…

  • Stop the antibiotic?

    Nadia has another yeast infection. And of course she doesn’t like cream on her bottom as it just reinforces her ‘wet’ feeling. I’m considering stopping her antibiotic. I hate to, as I trust the PANS MD who is following Nadia, but a huge part of me feels like it’s doing more harm than good, at least right now. I’m going to skip it today, and I guess email her doctor…