Sunday, October 12, 2008

This and That

A few days ago I woke up by Matilda putting a pillow over my head. I opened my eyes and she smiled and said "I'm playing peekaboo with you."
Today, she was running around and she bumped her knee quite badly. The skin didn't break, but she started to bruise right away -sort of like a haematoma. She was crying and saying "I don't want to be DARK pink! I want to be LIGHT pink!"

Potty training is still happening, in stops and starts. I have to admit that it probably largely has to do with me being a bit lazy about the idea of having wee on the sofa, or having to be around constantly to remind her. (Both Matilda and Philip are quite independent in their play, so I often find myself in another room doing something else.) But she is getting it, and I'm planning on keeping her in pants all this week to see if it finally happens. This evening she was sitting on the sofa and she forgot herself and started weeing... She was so funny, holding on to her "bits" and saying "Sorry! Sorry! Ooops! Sorry!" She made it to the potty to finish the job, so it wasn't too bad.

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I found this video of two little girls dancing - they both have Down's Syndrome. The one playing the guitar is 8 years old, and the one at the front, dancing, is 5. I'm posting the video here with their mum's permission. Watch the little girl dancing, and the watch the video in the post below, with Philip dancing. That's what I meant when I said our daughter will be the same as Matilda and Philip, but just do things a bit later.



On the adoption front, by the way, we have been given a panel date of 17 December. After that, it's just a matter of finding our baby! Given the age that we know Social Services would place with us (not younger than 4 months, not older than a year,) it's very likely that our baby is already born -she's probably lying in her cot right now, somewhere in the country. This thought blows my mind! I can't wait to meet her...

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