Saturday, August 30, 2008

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Love Isla - who was practicing her "lettering" LOL

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

On the toilet...

Isla was toilet trained earlier in the year but somehow winded back up in nappies, I say somehow, I know exactly why but not the place to go into it...I digress...The other week I asked her to get a new nappy for me and she looked in the packet and said "there won't be enough for baby sister" and decided she would wear undies!

She was doing so well last week, and I promised her a much longed after ironing board and toy iron (she'd been asking for this for a while). I gave them to her on Thursday night after pre-school and Friday she was having accidents left, right and centre. Turns out she thought that she only had to do wee's in the toilet to get the toy, and now that she had it, she didn't need to anymore!

So, we battled through the weekend, without much success, and Monday we had BIG accidents :( It was so sad to see her go backwards after doing so well with it. So Tuesday we went to visit my Mum who'd been away for a week or two. We went to the local shopping centre and Isla decieded she wanted to go to the toilet, but couldn't once we got to the loo's. Once we'd walked back to the food court she had to go again, so this time I took her to the parents room with the little toilets. She tried again but couldn't go. Then once we walked out of the toilets she said she needed to go again and this time we had success! She managed to do another 5 on the toilet that day and we've had no accidents today *touch wood*.

Very proud of her, and she's very proud of herself :)

Her strong independant streak is coming through with the toileting too, today we were only allowed to help her get up onto her toilet ladder, then I had to wait in the kitchen and she'd go to the toilet, get off the ladder and wipe herself before calling me in to see the "yellow water". She's too grown up sometimes!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Waaaah! It's blown :( But she's still beautiful :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Helpers

I picked these up yesterday while Isla was at Kindy. I can't believe how big they are, my little girl isn't so little anymore!

We have a physio appointment on Wednesday to see how Isla is settling in with the new orthotics. She chose a big pair of skater shoes to wear with them last night, complete with skull and crossbones!

Her stuttering seems to be easing off a little (thankfully) but occasionally she gets a bit caught up. Still need to speak to Speechie about it.

Little Miss is still very excited about her "baby sister", and is insisting she's going to be called "Arina" as in ballerina! We picked up the new baby carseat this week, and I put some gorgeous peacock themed linen on layby for her too. Now all we need is to wait 16 weeks, and to put the cot together and we're set! How exciting!

Monday, August 4, 2008

It's been a while!

It's been so long since I've updated Isla's blog - I've been busy posting weekly pregnancy updates on A Baby Story - my pregnancy blog, and sadly, this one has been rather neglected.

A lot has happened since I last updated here. Isla is doing very well, we pick up new helpers this week, very exciting. When I spoke to the lady at the Orthotists office, she asked if we wanted the butterfly stickers still, and I said yes, but I'm not too sure whether they're just stickers or they'll be melted into the thermo-plastic.

We went away for Chrismas in July last weekend to Sussex Inlet which was lovely. Quite cold, but we had a nice log fire to keep us cosy and warm. Isla insisted on going for a swim at the beach on the Saturday, despite the freezing temperatures! See pics of my little beach bunny!

One thing that is causing us a bit of concern with little Isla is that she's developed a stutter :( It came on suddenly, she's always been able to speak very, vwey well, and now somedays, has real trouble in saying simple words. It's worse when she's tired or over-excited, but her OT picked up on it the other week while we were visiting her briefly (and she wasn't even doing it to the extent that she normally does). OT is going to speak to Isla's speechie and see if we can get a referal to the Stuttering Clinic at our local hospital.

Isla is obsessed with drawing at the moment, she always has a pen, pencil or crayon in her hand. She can draw really good faces now, and is learning to colour within the lines of pictures. She's also started painting a lot too - and no longer with just red paint! When she was at FDC she would only ever paint/colour with red :S

Isla is very excited about getting a baby sister, we found out in June that we're having another girl, and Isla is already making lots of plans! "My baby sister can sleep in my room with me" she said the other day, I explained to her that little babies cry a lot when they're new and don't sleep very much, so she said, "Okay Mummy, my baby sister can sleep with you then". Hahaha!