Sunday, January 17, 2010

Getting the food in...

In anticipation of Matilda's weigh-in tomorrow, we've been trying to tempt her with lots of food. While I was out, someone decided to let her loose on a bowl of yoghurt and this was the result (and yes, she's in the bathroom - my husband was cutting the boys' hair).

We try to give her fruit every day, but she won't have a bar of it. See what happened to the poor banana.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I'm trying to work out whether I'm just being impatient with Matilda's progress, or whether I should be investigating other options for her. We see a lovely AVT who is very dedicated and I know she cares about Matilda. BUT, I feel like I need more guidance as to what else I could do to guide Matilda's language development. She says alot of 'mmm' and squealy noises, but still not a lot of consonants. So, I've put in an application to receive therapy from an interstate service (as we currently attend the only AVT service in our state). This service would be delivered via video-conference, which is a pain in itself, but I figure that it is worth trying.

I'm not sure how it will work (seeing two different therapists) particularly when they won't be able to liaise with eachother, but I guess we'll give it a try. The only other option is moving states, which we've considered, but the place that we'd go to has no ENT services so we'd have to fly to a specialist in a different state. Crazy huh? Think I might consider doing my AVT training...

Friday, January 1, 2010

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year :)

Its been a crazy few weeks, but we've got through. The kids all had a great Christmas and got way too many toys. I've made a new year's resolution not to buy anymore :).

Matilda is being stubborn with her words at the moment. There are sounds that I know she can make, but she chooses not to. She is understanding so much though, so I'm hoping that consistency in speech will come soon.