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DH has had breakthrough with DD

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JakB Thu 06-Jan-05 09:44:17

Sorry, been so ill and fed up (now have chest infection- lovely) haven't been focusing on the positive! One positive thing about the Xmas break was that DH fell in love with DD again. He's been feeling very distant from her (as I think i've said on other posts) but he totally bonded with her again and spent much of the break playing 'please tickle me' games with DD enraptured. And I overheard him talking to his auntie about her and he explained her difficulties so well and was so positive about her small but significant achievements. This is a real breakthrough for our family

SeaShells Thu 06-Jan-05 09:48:24

ThomCat Thu 06-Jan-05 13:44:07

That really is lovely news.

Marina Thu 06-Jan-05 14:16:27

That's good to hear JakB Hope you are feeling better now

Blossomhill Thu 06-Jan-05 14:36:59

That is really lovely JakB . xxx
I think the man do find it all harder to accept don't they?

galaxy Thu 06-Jan-05 14:45:33

Great news JakB

anniebear Thu 06-Jan-05 16:33:07

Thats really good

XXXXXXXX

maddiemo Thu 06-Jan-05 16:38:07

I am glad he is feeling closer to dd.

It does seem to take men longer to see the size of small steps.

JakB Thu 06-Jan-05 17:21:45

Ah, thanks for lovely messages. I think it has taken him longer to re-adjust to it all. Mainly, I think, because he doesn't spend much time with her as up working in London long days etc. So then he feels distant and doesn't know how to interact with her and the months go by and he feels more distant... She was always such a daddy's girl before her autism became more apparent. It is so lovely to see them reunited! Hurrah!

InternationalGirl Thu 06-Jan-05 19:32:48

That is sooo great and so important for you too!

Sorry you've been under the weather - hope you feel better soon.

meea Thu 06-Jan-05 19:37:29

That is lovely ds2 and dh have bonded over the holidays great is'nt it.
Hope you feel better soon.

Merlot Thu 06-Jan-05 21:10:26

Thats great news .
I'm so happy for you and your dh. Tbh where we're concerned its my dh who seems to be coping/accepting a lot better than me. I'm gradually getting there, but I still dont feel that I've quite bonded in the way that I did with ds1

Hope you'll feel better soon. Being under the weather makes everything so much harder to cope with doesn't it?

Twiglett Thu 06-Jan-05 21:16:57

hohohoheartinthecountry Fri 07-Jan-05 07:41:56

That's great JakB . I think it is similar for my dh in a way. He works away from home a lot so doesn't get to really 'know' dd. I think that makes it tough on all the family.

Hope you feel better soon. We have all been minging here with one thing after another. I'm not good at ill .

coppertop Fri 07-Jan-05 09:15:42

That sounds like good news, JakB.

Sending get well vibes to those of you who are feeling under the weather>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Socci Fri 07-Jan-05 23:15:46

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JakB Mon 10-Jan-05 19:20:11

Hi Socci, sorry, been AWOL and ill again! (this year is not getting of to the start I envisaged). DD was diagnosed at 27 months. We knew something was 'significantly' awry at 16/18 months.

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