Matthew has had a rough week at school, trouble settling in and getting to work. Any ideas on how to get him 'interested' in learning again would be appreciated. On a positive note, he did get a personal best for the 400m at little aths last night - so that was great. Ray and I were cheering him on (well yelling/screaming him on) and it seemed to have an impact - will have to try it again next week! (If the powers that be don't come and take us away for noise pollution, as we were really rather loud).
Tori has had a good week; on Monday we saw the maternal health nurse and Tori is doing great. Tori is doing everything her average height friends are doing and more! The only thing she has trouble with is climbing and walking down stairs...but hey with legs like hers, I don't blame her. As for the stairs, she can still get down them, she just does it in her own way and that has GOT to count for something. I figure it doesn't matter how you acheive it, just that you do acheive it! I was really thinking Tori might need speech therapy, but in the past few months, since grommets and the ear infections pretty much stopping, she has come ahead in leaps and bounds. At 21 months she has a volcabulary of 75+ words; and that my mat. health nurse assures me; is great!
Toris measurements are doing exactly what I don't want them to do, going up in the weight, and down in the height. She now weighs 10.75 kgs/23.65 lbs and is 69 cm/27" tall. That puts her above the 75 percentile for weight and at around the 35th percentile for height....making her look somewhat like a very cute, minature version of the Micheline Man! If Tori would stop eating for even just a second of the day it might help, but take away her food and you know all about it. Again, any tips on good low joule, low carb, low salt snacks would be very appreciated. Fruit is good, but too much of it and other problems arise....if you know what I mean.
Just to end - I thought it appropriate to put up a couple of pics of the beautiful Tori...so without further ado -
The first photo is one of the very first in ages that I got of Tori looking at the camera and smiling. The second...well...she looked so cute knocking on Nan's door that I couldn't resist. One of my hopes for Tori (and Matthew for that matter) is that no door is ever an obstacle and that they will always find a way of discovering what is on the other side.....