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Thomcat Fri 12-Aug-05 18:39:40

Well I gush, you might call it something else, but come on, let's just talk about how fab they are.

I've enjoyed a holiday, a festival and now a lovely Friday with Lotbags. She's just great.

She loved the Big Chill and she dnaced all day every day, arms in air, grin on face, little chest bopping up and down. While she was on the balnket she'd bum shuffle round in a circle then lean to the side and raise a leg in the air, laughing away. She wanted us to take her deep into the crowd, every time we danced with her in our arms she'd say there, there and we'd run in a bit with her and sh'd do her 'happy hands'. She had her pic taken by dozens & dozens of people, she asked for cuddles with overjoyed peopel, she was truly delightful. She cheered 'horray, party' when we went back into the music area on the 2nd day. When we packed up the tent she just sat happily in her buggy, oh just the perfect child really!

Her latest thing is holding up her thump and finger and saying 'cool man'.

She puts her hands to her mouth and shouts 'ello bebe' to the bump and gives it a kiss.

She loves her tummy being tickled so she pulls up her top with one hand and takes your hand with the other and says 'more more tic tic' and everytime you stop she takes your hand again and repeats 'more more tic tic'.

She asks to walk to the car and stuff now. I hold her under her arms and she walks to the car, if I forget as in a rush she says 'walk mummy, walk'.

She's developed a love of cold baked beans from tin. When she's had her fill, without fail she dips her hands in and washes her face with the last few and the juice. Round over the eyes and down over cheeks!

She loves to pretend to be a dog. She says' 'I'm a dog' and goes up ion her haunches, little hands do a begging dog impersonation and she barks and pants!

With a smirk on her face she does a mad fake cry and holds her arms up for a cuddle. Then she points at me and does the fake cry indicating I have to pretend to cry so she can comfort me!

She has a toy soft horse that she sits on, holds it's head then bum shuffles around on making clip clop noises.

She can not only count to ten she can say every month in the year! She oftern leaves off October and November, but my God it melts the heart to hear her carefully pronounce August, and all the others, it's so fab.

Ummmm, that'll do.
Over to you for your DD/DS's ................

Eulalia Fri 12-Aug-05 18:48:06

Awww- what a charmer!

She sounds like my dd (3) who is just so full of beans and always smiling. Her latest is to tickle anyone who comes into the house.

Next ds - who is now ds1 - (feels strange saying that) who is 6. I took him out for a last treat yesterday before school starts next week. He was talking about sleeping beauty and asked if I'd like to sleep for a long time. I said no and he said he'd kiss me to wake me up

ds2 - is only 2 weeks old but an angel

matnanplus Fri 12-Aug-05 18:57:57

Thanks TC, i love reading about Lottie, brings back memories of my DS sisters who are 27&30 now.

Fio2 Fri 12-Aug-05 21:20:01

mine is talking and telling me off

wwe watched a jazz band on monday and she danced, she wants to be sooo like the oter the other children

she is soo adorable, but she is different.. My heart goes out to her all the time

Fio2 Fri 12-Aug-05 21:21:19

oh god oh god i have a stutter

Jimjams Fri 12-Aug-05 21:31:27

ds1 has started trying to wave (after seemingly not getting it for 3 years- it was the one ABA programme we had to abandon). It looks like a nazi salute unfortunately.

DelGirl Fri 12-Aug-05 21:37:05

thanks Thomcat, it's so lovely to hear about Lotbags.

My dd 17 weeks on Sunday has just started to really laugh and I mean a real belly laugh it's so fantastic her little shoulders move up and down. I can't wait for the next 50 years . I reckon she's going to be a real livewire and will take after her dad. He'd be so proud of her.

expatinscotland Fri 12-Aug-05 21:44:49

My wee girl is the most easy-going, good natured 'bairn' (Scottish for child). She's very popular among kids and adults alike as her contentedness makes her easy to get on with.

She sleeps all night, every night and never fails to wake up cheerful and smiling. Her tantrums are all 3 minutes at a max.

She is picking up new words every day, even if she doesn't yet link them. We're so proud of her!

She tries to sing the Balamory theme.

Fio2 Fri 12-Aug-05 21:49:58



Jimjams Fri 12-Aug-05 21:52:12

PMSL Fio- I can't think of anything other than the Nazi salutes. OOh I thought of you today though. I took ds1 out for a walk whilst my do wonder woman was here with ds2 and ds3 and ds1 kept trying to look through letterboxes!!!!! A man came out and chased him and dh down the street the other day because ds1 got to the letterbox before dh./ PMSL.

Jimjams Fri 12-Aug-05 21:53:43

do wonder woman??? dp wonder woman I meant!

Jimjams Fri 12-Aug-05 21:54:39

He was waving a stick!!! DH shouted sorry over his shoulder and legged it!

Fio2 Fri 12-Aug-05 21:58:13

waving a stick????

I thoughtof you today when my respite lady round, i still feel guilty

herdd was gorg though we hgged alot, i loveher!

Fio2 Fri 12-Aug-05 21:59:36

we hugged her and her dd!

SleepyJess Fri 12-Aug-05 22:06:10

Aw sob TC! Lottie sounds so totally scrumptious!

Fio.. your gorgeous girl is totally gorgeous too!When I told DH how she plonked herself on my lap several times and flung her arms around my neck he said she sounds so much like Alex.. and he can't wait to meet her!

Alex has being fully back on form (after his second ever fit on Sunday) since Wednesday (which is also when we met Fio and her kids). His recent sweet and noteworthy achievements have been to put a tea towel on his head so that it hangs down like long hair and pronouce that he is a 'laydeeee' Trouble is, we laughed so much that he now puts anything on his head and says laydeeeee.. items such as dvd cases.. a toy shopping basket.. and a magazine!

Despite limited speech, he has mastered the ability to say.. 'Daddy.. kitchen.. dinner... NOW!' with a very expectant look on his face.. ! He also keeps escaping through one of our many dog gates (we don't have a dog! They are to keep him contained!).. climbing up to the bread bin and dragging out a whole loaf and taking as many bites out of it as he can... cheeks bulging like an obese hamster.. until someone catches him.. and doing the same to the bananas, skins and all!! (He seems ravenous lately.. I don't know if it is due to upping the Epilim?)

What a lovely thread! Lets keep it going for ever and ever with updates of our special little people!

SJ x

coppertop Fri 12-Aug-05 22:37:55

Listening to ds1 and ds2 talking to each other always makes me laugh. They sound like two little old men instead of a 5yr-old and a 2yr-old:

Ds2: Can have car?

Ds1: Of course you can. Here you are.

Ds2: Fankoo very much. You're very kind!

Ds1 also has an opinion about everything. I tentatively brought up the subject of him having a new brother or sister. Ds1 said "Yes, Mummy. I could have 3. When you have 3 babies all at the same time they are called trick-lets."

<swiftly prays that ds1 isn't psychic>

henshake Fri 12-Aug-05 22:49:36

My DD is 3 and loves watching herself in the mirror. Also, her favourite thing of all time are her too large flip flops. I love wearing flip flops & she wanted some. Smalled size could find in the shops was a size 9, she is a size 7. She has now mastered the art of walking, running and jumping in them.

At 6ish one morning DH and I sat up v. quickly in bed when DD started counting to 10 in French. DH was chasing her out of the bathroom when squealing DD runs into our bedroom fully naked but as passes the mirror, stops has a look and then proceeds running and squealing.

Tuesday morning she had me LOL I nearly PMSL. Balamory was showing some Irish dancing. DD stands up puts her arms straight by her sides and then proceeds to shuffle feet a la Irish stylie in her flip flops. She has stopped 3 old dears in the street since then to show them.

DS (9mths) loves watching her, I love the look on his face as he tries to nosey as to what DD is up to.

Oh how I love them.

eidsvold Sat 13-Aug-05 00:34:38

Dd1 - started kindy this week - went into her kindy room without a backward glance at her sad mummy. Two days a week it is - mornings. Second day - she went mad when her teacher told her it was time to pack up and go home. She did not want to come home.

Yesterday at physio - she did some great standing on tiptoes... but when she had enough - went and got the buggy with dd2 in and started pushing it towards the door - all the time saying HOME! HOME!

She used to hate the doc trying to do anything - like look in her ears, check out her throat, chest etc. - last two times she has done it willingly - no complaining.

She loves playing round and round the garden with dd2 - then she makes me hold my hand out and she does it to me. Cracking up laughing before she gets to the tickley under there part.

The other day - dh and I were downstairs and dd2 started crying. By the time I got upstairs - dd2 had a bottle of oj in her cot and was happily sucking it. (poor thing her teeth are playingup) So a little someone had gone to the fridge and picked a drink for dd2.

We are tentatively starting toilet training. I started doing the are you wet, wee wee comments and now she will ask to use the toilet. Usually she has done most of the wee in her nappy and finishes off in the potty. But she is soooo pleased with herself when she does and gets to put a sticker on her chart. The downside is she realises that mummy and daddy will move when she says wee wee and so if she feels neglected or does not want to go to bed - we hear WEE WEE at the top of her voice.

Dd1 is also starting to say her own name - although if you did not know what her name was you would not know what she was saying but it is slowly moving closer to her name.

Dd2 - crawling everywhere - just started to wave and like Jimjams ds - it looks more like a nazi salute. Lots of laughing. Enjoys being bounced and just adores dd1 - every time she sees her, her little face lights up like anything. She is a real mummy's girl - which is nice after dd1 who is a daddy's girl through and through.

It is great to read about all of your kids. CT i hope the triplets are not on the card!!!!

Davros Sat 13-Aug-05 08:11:59

Well, my DS has had a good week at playscheme. It was the right decision to withdraw him from the trip to Legoland last week and meant he could enjoy all the other days, it would have been too big a trip and long a journey. He had a good time at trampolining yesterday and had his 9yr old cousin sitting in the back of the car between him and DD. He kept flicking her hair, just as a stim, but also looked deep into her eyes and was quite interested in her. He also slept (or stayed in bed)until 7.30am!

Jimjams Sat 13-Aug-05 08:49:37

wow eisvold- at letting the doctoor look intoo ears etc- I dream of that one- that is amazing!!!! Well done your dd.

I feel a bit stupid puttiing that a 6 year old has finally start to wave (kind of) but I really can't think of anything else. Nope. Nothing else. Definitely not enough to gush anyway.

DS1 likes hair as well Davros - and his teacher always takes the mick because he goes up really close to people (adults) to look right in their eyes- like an optician- its really disconcerting

Thomcat Sat 13-Aug-05 09:23:35

Is nobody else going to join me in a thread about how lovely our childrfen are/can be?
I had reservations about starting this thread, but didn't think it would be this poorly received, come on girls, I want to read your posts, if you'll share.

Thomcat Sat 13-Aug-05 09:25:39

OMG! So sorry, totally ignore my last post. I came on this morning and looked at it and nobody had posted, then when I clicked post, there was my message with all of yours. My PC was offline, or something, so, so, sorry!
I thought it was a bit odd.
Okay, off to read all your lovely posts now, so sorry about that again.

Jimjams Sat 13-Aug-05 09:34:48

I certainly find it difficult to gush TC because our lives are so limited by the things ds1 can't do (whcih is pretty much anything). We could never go to a festival for example- not even a day one. I meant it when I said I had to think long and hard about anything to write- and all I could come up with was the kind of wave. I thought agaiin this morning and was stumped. It doesn't mean I don't love my son - I do I love him more than anything - but finding something to sing from the rooftops about is difficult when his life is so difficult. HIs disability affects him far more than me and that breaks my heart.

However Eidsvolds bit about her dd letting the doc look in her ears has really made me feel good- I do think that is a massively huge step. It would be for ds1 anyway. Actually thinking about it ds1 has made something similar- in that he will now tell us if he is in pain and where it hurts- even spontaneously. I celebrate those things in particular because they make life so much easier.

Thomcat Sat 13-Aug-05 09:38:18

Right read them all and still feel really embarressed that I thought you'd all blanked the thread when you so hadn't, sorry, again!

It's been lovely reading about all your kids. JimJams, please don't feel embarressed that waving is the ponly thing you can think of sand the fact he's 6, blimey, you know us lot are just reading it going 'wow, oh that's so great', and all picturing it.

Edisvold, the date is still in the diary, 2007 wasn't it? Wish you were here npow, off to meet a group of girls I've got friemndly with whose children all have DS, and they bring girls they've got friendly with whose children have DS, we all meet up in a nursery that lets us use the room and we have tea an' stuff and catch up and the kids tear around the place. It's great, wish you could be there.
Amazing, superb, wonderful to hear about your successes at toilet training. We're kind of attempting, but no where near as ready as your DD seems. Reading your post I realise that actually Lottie doesn't get it at all. Trouble is she's had such bad constipatiojn and such painful stolls since day 1 she's a bit frightened of the wholetoilet thing really, despite my attempts to make it okay, with 'say bye bye poo, and waving ay it etc! Anyway that's another thread.

I've just given Lottie brekkie and she went off into front room, I followed a moment ago, and she's watching a DVD. I didn't put it on! Talk about where there's a will theres a way!

Thomcat Sat 13-Aug-05 09:40:59

Hiya JimJams, ond I'm sorry babes, I know it's not a 'gush' for soem people, and that's why I said that that's waht I call it. I just wanted a positive thread for a change, somewhere we can talk about our kids accomplishments, inc learning towave, and somewhere we can celebrate their quirkiness and things they do that make us laugh.

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