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Monday, May 12

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Being wheeled around on the computer chair by her big brother! She seems a little concerned about the whole situation which is understandable, given her brother's predilection for speed and lack of care and attention!! As for the rest of our week, we have been busy and happy. Alice has responded so well to the 'Taming the Tiger' program that I have eased off with the amount of time she spends in the Ergo. She is still there for 2-3 hours per day, but she thoroughly enjoys her 'down time', especially playing with big sis and big bro. Her behaviour has changed dramatically from the child she was just a couple of months ago. I can now cuddle her at will without too much of a struggle - she LOVES to snuggle in and sing songs, especially 'Old MacDonald' - and she seeks me out for affection, which makes my heart melt. If I am in the kitchen, she will come and hug my legs, and then put her arms up, wanting to be held. This is so beautiful to see, and a sign of real improvement. She also gives me hugs now, and when I am carrying her in my arms, she will often look at me, say 'Mum!!' and then rest her head on my shoulder. Ahh, pure bliss.....

6 comments:

Louanne said...

YIPPIE!! That brought tears to my eyes. I am so excited that things are going so well.

mumma to many said...

such great steps forward!
Glad to hear things are improving!
Hugs Ruth in NZ

Anonymous said...

Wow...so great to hear how things are going. CTG

OziMum said...

You know what's really funny?! In a few months Alice won't leave you alone, constantly whining for your attention (at the least appropriate moments!)!! I'm saying this all tongue in cheek... everyone told me that after years of "speech therapy" there'll be a time when I won't shut Harry up... now is the time! Lord give me strength!!
So, so, so pleased that the programme is paying off. There is nothing sweeter than snuggling with bubs and reading or singing!

Jeff and Amy said...

I am so glad things are going well (hugs), Alice is such a cutie!!! With older brothers these little ones will not fear anything, mine lift Lily up to the ceiling and let her crawl like spider man while mom has heart palpitations!! LOL

Steffi said...

She is soooo cute!