Monday, April 06, 2009

Crikey Jingoes!!!

I've been told I need to start giving my blog some attention again. I will try but who knows how it will go.

I just read my last post and my wee little babe had returned home to her Mum, well she came back about two days after that and is still here now. Although now she is a beautiful happy and content little camper who is a pleasure to have around. We've just weaned her off being wrapped so firmly every sleep time. Was very apprehensive about that as she took being wrapped as a sign that it was sleep time and settled very quickly. But only three nights into being unwrapped and she is settled and sleeping well again. No one can wrap like I can and if she is to return home she needed to learn how to sleep unwrapped as she is over 8 months old now. She is still tiny, just coming out of 000 sized clothes, probably just hitting 6 kilos.

My little Rowdy girl has gone home about two months ago and on all accounts I've heard it is going okay. I have a new girl who is lovely and has been fun to be around. I also have a girl back who I moved on a year ago as she was a ratbag who was doing my head in! Circumstances has brought her my way again... and she is still doing my head in daily! I look at her and try and 'diagnose' her and I hit a brick wall each and every time. I think is she Autistic, .. no.. does she has aspergers?? No.. ADHD?? no.. PPD??? no.. who the heck knows! She's a little odd bod of her mother's drug and alcohol making that's for sure. Off to the peadiatritian with her in another months time and looking forward to talking with him about her.

My big girl has just changed medication and we are trialling Strattera. Relatively newish in the sphere of ADHD and it seems to be doing an okay job one week into the trial. it is good to only have to have one tablet a day. I don't know anyone personally who has a child on it or tried it and Dr Google isnt much help. Anyone give me any feedback on their success or failure with the drug would be greatly appreciated. She is doing well at school mostly and has some nice friends.

I am thinking forward another 18 months and seriously researching High School options for her. She wants to go to the all girls school that most of the girls at her current school will head but I'm not sure it's the best choice for her. There is a co- ed school nearby and it's looking promising but a newer school has caught my eye and it is actually moving location and will be closer to home and I think it is a bit stricter on behaviour and expectations so it may be the winner. It is a very hard choice!

Off to clean the kitchen for the night and fall into bed. Had a late night last night just looking at 'one more thing' on ebay, but I did restrain myself and did not make any purchases!!

Oh.. I've lost 42 kilos now!! am pleased with the progress - albiet slow it is steady

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