Tuesday, January 30, 2007

6 steps

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

We had another physio session yesterday and little miss sunshine took 6 unaided steps to me, then back again to Michael and kept doing it for about 15 minutes! Would have to be my proudest moment ever! We didn't get to use the treadmill this time, not sure if it's working or not. We were doing a lot of work with bending and stretching!

He did suggest that perhaps Isla may be having "blank seizures" so we're waiting for a call from her neurologist to go over her MRI results as the wait to see him privately is over 3 months and through the clinic is about 6-8! Reassuring at least that he's so booked out - shows just how lucky we are to be able to see such a well respected professional.

Completely blown away by how well Isla is talking, it doesn't stop! She'd have more than 200 words now (easily) so glad that she's on track with her speech!

We have 2 two-year old molars that have come through. Can't wait for the next 2 to come through, she's never really been troubled by teething, but this time round she's so grizzly and the dribble is amazing!

We've (read: Isla!) has dropped her day-sleep and is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed from about 9am-7.30pm. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, she's such a happy go lucky little cherub, an absolute treasure to be around! I'm so pleased now that I stuck to my guns and mothered her the way I wanted to and didn't conform to routines and the like. I'm so happy that my choices are so beautifully reflected in the wonderful little girl I am privileged enough to call my daughter.

Life is good.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

An update

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The last three days have been wonderful :)

Isla is progressing SO well, we're all thrilled with how she's doing developmentally.

So many words and sentences now, Dorothy, Kath, Hannah, Michael, Claire are the new favourite words! Isla has gone drawing crazy, and constantly asks for her "papey & draw" for paper & crayons! Too cute!

Isla managed to take 2 unaided steps on Monday and Tuesday night - it was absolutely amazing! Her standing is improving too, she's a lot more balanced than ever, I think it's partly the new shoes - they give her great stability and fit the orthotics perfectly! We're going to look for a basketball hoop for Isla, seems she only wants to stand/walk if there's a ball involved!

Still seeing Michael, our physio, he's very happy with her progress, he's hoping to have her on the treadmill next week! Would have been last week but it wasn't working. We're still going to OT too, but Isla has taken a disliking to Mel and does nothing but cry until she leaves the room - then cracks up! Not sure how much benefit it will be in all honesty. Mel said that it's really for her schooling days so that she has the co-ordination to do up buttons and use scissors etc - so I guess it is important to have that mirroring under control.

Botox Clinic is the 28th of March - very nervous leading up to this, I know she'll benefit a great deal from the injections, it's just having them done that's the hard part, but still there's lots of little ones much worse off than our little poppet, I guess you still have to count your blessings - right?

Nothing much else is happening around here at the moment. Ian is giving up smoking, so he's been going to bed around 8pm! The house is very quiet when the two of them are in dreamland!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

2 years old!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Happy Birthday Possum!!!

To my Beautiful little girl on your 2nd Birthday.

I'm so very proud of everything you've achieved and I know that you'll continue to amaze me every single day.

I love you more than the stars in the sky.

It's been 2 wonderful years since I first laid eyes on you, I can't wait to spend forever as your Mummy.

Love you Possy-Chops!

A few little pics from the party...
The cake...the f-ing cake...the first pic is from about 2am when the friggen icing stuck to the friggen benchtop.