It truly is amazing how things are working out for me. After posting last time about my interest in child stimulation, an opportunity opened up for me. It would be training nannies in this kind of thing. Only around four mornings a month, but ideal for me, as I could just leave Nicky with the maid for those mornings and pump some milk. Hopefully next year he will be eating more on solids anyway. Also something has come up which would be phone calls from home, which looks great – I could do it while he naps. So that step of faith I took in resigning my job and hoping that I could find some part time work that suited me has really worked out. And all through a good friend. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. You know?! Praise God!
Nicky is doing really well. We are now going to another stimulation class. It isn’t a franchise, but this lady is a child health nurse / midwife / educator and also does developmental assessments. Apart from doing exercises she also talks about all the social, cognitive and developmental stuff that is going on, so I am learning a lot. She even gave me exercises for Nicky’s feet. I have flat feet and wouldn’t want this to happen to him. She also seems to have lots of ideas for stuff you can do at home cheaply eg fill a plastic bottle with glitter.
I am trying to put him more on the floor so he can practice his rolls, but we are still working on it. What he loves now are those dangly toys which will give me at least 15 mins peace and it keeps him occupied. He also likes anything that rustles and likes to play with the wet wipe container.
It’s really been incredible to watch him master holding an object with two hands. First he moaned with the concentration and eventually he got it. He now loves to hold his toy giraffe and bite its head. In fact, biting anything and everything. And grabbing.
He still makes telletubbie noises but now we also have cooing and screeching. We have whole conversations with funny noises.
The only thing I am strugglng with is when he cries and at times I don’t know how to help. But it isn’t all the time.
My DH has been working very hard and late to support us. He has eye problems and is going for laser surgery soon.
Well I better get back to my cute kid who is kicking his legs impatiently.