I am ashamed when I think back how regularly I updated in Jamie’s baby and toddler days, but how little time I get to write about my Shae-Shae’s development. Better late (and irregular) than never! So here we go with an update on my two favourites:
(Little) Ladies first. Shae is having a roaring time with the Terrible Twos :p She is cute as a button and talks a lot more, starting to string words together to make sentences. Her hair has grown so long and she is an absolute beaut with her blue eyes and sweet personality. She wins people over as far as she goes.
She moved on to the 2 to 3 Year Old Class at school, so she has a brand new teacher, but she handled the change over well. She also started potty training at school and she is doing so well there with it (not at home though, but we have not started the process in all earnest yet). The principal of the school Whatsapp’d me the other day that when she came in the morning Shae came over to give her a good morning-hug and then her little boy who is in the same class got so jealous, so Shae enveloped both principal and her son in a big hug. So sweet.
We moved Shae into her “big girl bed”last month and it’s another change that she adapted to so well. Her daddy made the safety rail and she looks so cute in her big Tinkerbell bed.
One of these days we’re going to crack a big bottle of champers to celebrate the end of teething as Shae is busy cutting her last 4 molars! I can’t believe how quickly Shae went from baby to the little girl she is now.
Oh my gosh, as cute and as sweet Shae is, how impossible she can be too. Tantrum upon tantrum upon tantrum and it does not stop. She will cry herself hoarse if she does not get what she wants. She throws herself to the ground, screams very loudly, then cries, stamps her feet and repeat the process making it very clear that she is not happy. Shopping with her is impossible at the moment. I took a little video the other day and posted it on my Instagram account if anybody wants a little taste of what we endure. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGmXDAIRIAQ/?taken-by=debraaukett&hl=en
It’s a good thing she’s cute, because I now understand why some animals eat their young. Just kidding…
Or maybe not :p But she wins me over again in a heart beat when she comes in for a “huggy” as she calls it.
Jamie-Jame is turning SIX next Thursday. A full six. So party planning is in full swing in this house – since it’s sort of a big birthday we have invited all his class mates for a Ninja Turtles party. I’m busy at the moment cutting TMNT masks out of fleece for the little ones and making fondant figures for the birthday cake. The dude is so excited and can barely contain himself!
I’m such a proud mommy. Jamie got his report just before the school holidays and he did so well with plenty of 7’s and 6’s, and also 5’s and the lowest 4’s. His teacher is truly a gem, I can’t begin to describe how much Jamie advanced this year and how much general knowledge he picked up. She even taught them about tsunamis the other day and Jamie is very inquisitive about the things he learns, always asking me further questions, and also asking about meanings of certain words and such. A very bright boy.
Speaking of school, after a stressful waiting period beginning June, Jamie was at last accepted in to our first choice school for Grade 1. Thank heavens! We also applied for after care at a nice institution (thanks again Helen for your help and advise!) and we’re just waiting and hoping we’re accepted there as well. We are going to attend an open day at the primary school in September.
June was a big and busy month, we also had Jamie’s assessment at the psychiatrist I blogged about earlier this year. So besides the SPD Jamie has, another few letters can be added to his diagnosis – ADHD and a little ODD because of it. Fun times… not. I must admit it was an emotional process for me, but what added to it most was people’s opinions. I am thankful for all the professionals helping and guiding us through this and I must say with Jamie’s teacher, his fabulous OT, play therapist and now the psychiatrist we have the best team to guide our little boy through a very taxing period.
Jamie scared us about two weeks ago when he got a high fever and were so sick that he slept a lot for a couple of days and were so lethargic. He never gets that sick and when he’s usually sick he still plays and rarely sleeps or stay still for long periods of time. We had him at the doctor twice – the Monday and then again the Friday because he was just not getting any better and I was fearing Meningitis as he had a lot of the symptoms. Apparently it was proper flu, thank goodness he is well again!
Other happy news – I became an Aunty again! My little sis had her baby Le Roux 3 weeks ago and we’re the proud godparents. He is a real cutie and I can’t wait to meet him 🙂