Thursday, 20 September 2012

A step closer

We have been working hard on Ella's walking recently both in terms of getting her moving and building up her confidence.  She has been very reluctant to walk unless holding both of our hands to steady and guide her.  Her protest if we don't offer her both hands is to sit down and refuse to move.  I've mentioned her determined streak before I think?!

Over the last few days, this has begun to change and our perseverance has, once again, started to pay off.  Walking holding one hand is now the best game going...



She's still a little wobbly but seems to be gaining confidence with every step...



Another thing I have been working on (maybe a little selfishly) is Ella allowing me to adorn her beautiful hair with pretty clips, slides and bobbles.  She has always been sensitive around her head - she hated hats even as a tiny baby and still won't wear them now! She also hated the head protector in her baby car seat.  

Hair brushing is tolerated but nothing more, with lots of head shaking and angry protests if she even sees a hair accessory.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have started putting clips in her hair to try and see if I can slowly progress to pony tails and pig tails....  This seems to have worked to some extent (Aunty Vicki these pics are for you!)... 





There was still some head shaking and I need more practice (hence the 'rustic' look) but progress none the less!...  Just after I took these pictures she reached round with both hands and whipped the bobbles out.  Will try again soon!

She is a step closer to walking unaided but, for now I am still treasuring those moments xx









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