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swimming and eating

Tova is eating well. Good amounts at least. No improvement on the self feeding nor the lumps. Oh and she still needs a song and dance festival (or dvd) to eat to. But yes, eating lots!

We went away on a family holiday last week to Daylesford. We stayed in a beautiful 3 bedroom house. Our room had a massive king sized bed and a walk in wardrobe that functioned as Nissim's bedroom. Our en-suite had a shower, spa bath and of course toilet.

The other king room was for my brother and his family! My mother and Rus stayed in the front smaller room.

It was fun to be away on our holiday with family! We had bbq's for dinner and sat on the deck with our 4 kids. Nissim and his cousin Vicky LOVED each others company! It would be lovely if my brother and his family lived in Melbourne!

We took the kids swimming one afternoon before the big storms (the ones that flooded QLD and VIC) started. Our kids hated it. They have always hated the swimming pool!

Today (back in Melbourne) was a hot day so we took Tova and Nissim to the pool at Yuval's gym. Of course they hated it again! HOWEVER! After 15 or so mins, Tova actually started to smile! In the end she had a heap of fun! I still can't believe it!

Nissim was another story. He REALLY hates the pool. He likes the word and the idea, but once there, he falls apart. After about 30mins of walking around with Yuval, we swapped, uv played with happy Tova in the water and I went and hung out far away from the water's edge with my little Nissim!

Eventually I picked him up and we did jumping. Every now and then I jumped closer to the pool until I was right at the edge. He did notice and did tell me that I should move back to where we started, but each time I jumped with him in my arms he smiled.

So, we got closer and closer until I was standing in the water with a very wary NIssim in my arms. He was holding on so tight (it felt nice as he isn't a hugger normally).

After AGES I was able to walk into the water holding him! He was very emotional and kept telling me 'OUT OF THE PUDDLE!!!  Out of the BIG puddle!!! IMA, out of the puddle!!!'.

Yuval and I swapped babies again and Nissim managed to smile nervously on a step in the 'puddle'! He isn't liking the pool yet, but one big step closer! I am proud of Nissim for being so brave and trusting! Even if he was crying most of the time!

An Emotional But Great Week
One Year Ago