Robyn hasn't had an overnight stay in hospital in.........6 MONTHS!
Her previous record was four months. Its even more of a milestone as it was 6 WINTER MONTHS!
Congratulatory hug from the big brother.
Now we haven't been bug free Robyn did have bronchiolitis at xmas and we have had several colds/runny noses etc since January but that was to be expected with both Tyler and Robyn starting nursery. On the whole Robyn has handled it all very well.
We have finally started attending immunology clinic and so far they are happy that her immune system is doing much better than previously. We have been given the go ahead to give the MMR injection when we are ready, but I'm still working up the nerve for that one.
We have also started attending an endocrinology clinic which wont have much input into Robyn's life for a while yet but they will be monitoring her from now on so they can build up a good picture of what is 'normal for Robyn' so that when they do decide if she needs any help they will have a good base to work from.
All in all its been a reasonably good period of time medically. Developmentally Robyn is also coming on leaps and bounds. She has moved past being able to sit for only short periods of time and can hold the position indefinitely. But like a true diva she will not be forced into sitting if she is not in the mood. She has become very good at moving out of a seated position into a laying flat position which is her preferred way to be. Her proprioceptive sense gets more feedback about what her body is doing lying like this. She can also be free to move.
She has developed her very own style of crawling. Which while it started off very much like a zombie throwing itself around on the floor is now becoming more refined. She can use both hands to help instead of dragging them both behind her. She also spends more time pulling up onto her knees and elbows or hands into a typical crawl position. This is incredibly difficult for her as she doesn't have the muscle tone that provides strength to hold her own weight like most children do.
That tummy is properly off the floor.
Despite not liking sitting positions very much Robyn has fallen in love with standing up. She can weight bear through her legs very well now and can even stand holding onto furniture for extended periods providing someone is there just in case she falls. She hasn't mastered moving her feet to prevent falling yet and her balance is affected by CHARGE issues relating to her ears. However she will make attempts to take steps to walk between people if she isn't too tired.
She has had her vision assessed again and has brilliant functional vision despite the coloboma in both eyes which is excellent news. Robyn loves her nursery and is settling in very well with her new friends even if she does love to roll around on the floor with all the boys instead of playing nicely with the girls. Guess that's what happens when you have cousins and brothers to contend with.
Robyn's use of Makaton is also coming on in leaps and bounds now. Her very favourite sign at the minute is 'finished'. She can apply it to eating as well as playing. Here she is signing 'finished' right after she completed her stacking ring tower.
Tyler is also developing well. He loves his nursery too and is still very much a tiny tornado of energy. I don't know how he does it most days.
I love this t-shirt.
They love nursery. I love post nursery nap time.