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School, Eating and Hormones for Growing

Tova loves her new creche. Taylor her Aide came along from Chabad Glen Eira to the new creche, which made the transition much easier. Tova and Taylor have both been there since Late January, 3 days a week. It has been great for Tova to have someone like Taylor in her life, knowing how to feed her and communicate with her, they even have their own special secrets and games that they play together.

However, for some reason that I am not quite sure about I decided to enrol Tova in school. I had a look at about 5 schools last year, not expecting to send Tova until 2014. I really don't know what happened but for some reason I kind of just fell into the school and the idea that Tova could possibly go this year. So for two days a week over all of Feb, Tova has been attending Prep. She took a few days to get used to it and I couldn't leave, but for the past 3 or 4 visits she has loved it and I have even left her there for 2 full days.

She is starting to do what the teacher says, like "stay in your seat"... I have spent quite an amount of time sitting in the back of her class room, watching. It is great to see that Tova will learn so much. The teachers and the schoool SEEM fantastic. I hope they really are fantastic.

We will however be sad to say goodbye to Taylor whom has now been offered a full time job at the creche.

The school are happy to take time out to feed Tova and will even try and teach her how to self feed!

Another crazy thing we have started is Growth Hormone. This drug is a bit scary. We have been thinking about it for about a year, and were even still trying to decide if we should go ahead right up to the last moment before we gave Tova her first injection. Yuval and I feel like it is something that we must try. This magic drug has the potential to help with Tova's muscle tone. Our friend has been using it on her son for over a year and she says she can't believe the difference it made in her son's muscle tone.

It is a scary drug because it has some horrible side effects. So far Tova has suffered from a few of them, we first noticed them at about the day 3 mark. Tova is more tired, seems to be uncomfortable and is rubbing her ear more than normal. I think she is a bit consipated too. Today at school they said she wasn't herself all day. She had frequent bursts of sadness. This is so unusual for Tova. She was the same when she got home and for the rest of the afternoon and evening. i gave her tpanadol after dinner (which she didn't eat).

At about midnight she woke up hungry, Yuval gave her a midnight snack. I watched her eat. She is so cute. I am still amazed that she eats with her mouth.

So this growth hormone is an injection into the fat part of her thigh 6 nights a week. Tova hates it, is scared and cries just from seeing it. Poor baby. She also makes yuval do it so she can hold onto me tight. Poor Yuval.

I think we will call the nurse tomorrow and ask if the side effects stop soon or not. It is bad enough that it hurts her giving it to her.. Stupid side effects.

I just hope we see some dramatic changes in her to make it all worth while.

ALSO, Tova has been seeing a very lovely Chiropractor for the past few months. He has managed to get the fluid from Tova's ears to bugger off. For the first time in Tova's life she doesn't have fluid on her ears.

Toilet training is going just fine. Slowly but surely. Almost every poo is in the toilet.. wee is a bit harder for some reason. Tova loves wearing pull ups.

Nissim is being a good boy and once Tova is settled into school Nissim and I will have Ima and Nissim Tuesday every week! I think we will start up swimming lessons again. And perhaps something else like kick boxing or what ever 4 yr olds do once a week for 'sport'. 

Ok, so once I get a school uniform I will post a pic of Tova 'first day of school' kinda thing.

Now just to get over to Lively Eaters to get Tova eating independently. Or anywhere that has an eating school! That would be great. 

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