Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Stupid things

At last week Szabi's OT asked me if I can teach Szabi at home how to blow... She said it would be useful for him. I know it myself, too, but it is not as easy as they think. She said we can try to blow candles or shoap-bubbles. Well, at Dóri's (my brother's daughter) birtday party Szabi wanted to touch that luckless candle or at least he wanted to taste it :))))
At home we tried the bubbles of course without any result, Szabi is very interested in touching them or takes apart the whole set, but that's all :))))

And of course on the bubbler-set there is a warning: don't use it with children under 3 :DDDD ha-ha.... I always have to laugh when I try to force Szabi to do sg. which isn't allowed or normal or usual at his age....
I decided to buy pencils, Play-doh, little chair and table for him and try to play with him as a big-boy, I am really curious how it'll work. Soon he has to go to a normal créche and there are only chairs and tables for them at meals, and little beds - not cribs, but I beleive if he sees the other children he'll do the same things as they.... Other moms said that our kids can imitate other kids very well :)
And a really good news: at least he is able to use his forefinger in normal use: if I ask him for example where is the kitten in a book he points out proudly... another milestone :)))))) although a plenty few months later than normal :(((( Sometimes I really give way to despair!
Love, Kati

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy tears

Two days ago I complained why-Szabi-doesn't-eat-bread :) Today at dinner we ate hot-sandwiches, Szabi simply got out a piece of it from my plate and started to eat it. He did it that kind of empathy if he loves bread and he used to do this everday :D ha-ha ... I wish every problem could solve themselves this soon!!!!!!!! I felt that tears got in my eyes while looking at him with bread in his mouth... What a little thing is enough for happiness :)))))))
No other exciting thing happened to us, I cought a cold last week but I am better, now Laci is ill, but Szabi is well fortunately... I don't know how these little guys can do it!
The weather is unusually warm here, it is 70 °F and sunny, we try to enjoy these last wonderful days. Szabi is outside almost all day, nowadays he loves to discover the nature with spiders, leaf, grass and so on.
The bad news is that we have to go to the orthopaedics to take a look at his feet, beause he has a very big splay-foot, it is not a big trouble but it effects his knees and hips, and if he isn't wearing orthopaedic shoes he'll has X-feet... :(
Love to all of you!!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Bad day

Today wasn't the best day in my life. When I woke up everything was OK, but after OT we were walking by a kindergarten with Szabi, a few kids came to us and they were standing by the fence. They were so cute, Szabi was smiling at them, they were smiling, too and were spoking to me. Suddenly a little boy came to us and said: Yeah, he has very funny teeth! I wondered that it didn't hurt me and I wasn't angry about it or sg. else. But it bitched my day. In my mind suddenly appeared one of Ava's grandma's blog, the 'What if...' and I felt myself more and more worse... I have to face a few things what I didn't want to own up to myself: eating problems for example. Half a year ago it was not too bad, Szabi did his meals well, but since he didn't develop too much, he eats lumpy food, but with sauce only, he doesn't eat bread or 'dry' foods only cookies, salty sticks and so on... And the nights: he was a very good sleeper, and he is a good sleeper now, too, but he only falls asleep at 9 pm and wake up at 7-7:30 am, I think it isn't enough for a 1,5 yr old little boy. After lunch he has a 3 hours long nap, which I have to shorten, today I woked up him after 1,5 hour, but he is not sleeping now, although I put him in his crib at 7:20 pm and now it is 8:20... He is not crying or sg. like this, simply he is not sleeping... I cannot beleive this!!! I hope that the clock-retooling wil be good for us and I can exploit it.
And his speach! He says nothing meaningful, he makes the sounds so strange, but at least if he has cheerfulness he is using baby-language, of course with so strange sounds and noises, but most of the time he is in 'shut-up-mode' as Nancy used to write at Erik :)
Okey, girls, I feel a little better now, that I could complained to you :))))))
I better go and watch my favourite series, the Mc Leods' daughters...
Love, Kati (and Szabi who is not sleeping yet!!!!! ggrrrrrrrr)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

No time...

Hi Girls!

I didn't write for a week, but it is not because I don't feel it necessary or I don't love you, it's just because we are very busy and try to enjoy the last sunny autunm-days. Nothing interesting happened to us, Szabi is very cheerful, at least he started to like his P-therapist and he doesn't cry at the gyms. He becomes more and more impish and naughty day by day, but I am so thankful for it: sometimes forgot that he has ws :)
His favourite toy nowdays is the claping butterfly, he fell in love with this butterfly so much that the little girl, who lives at next door, gave it to him:

His other favoutite toy is my brother's older daughter, Dóri, who is 10 yrs old, I think he is in love with her, he always stroking her hair, wants to sit/walk/stand etc. with her:

Fortunately they are living not far from us, so they can see each other every week, Dóri is so proud of herself that she is such a big girl, Szabi is so proud of being with such a big girl :DDDD

Bye for now, I have to prepare Szabi to the next PT (and I hope he won't cry nor this time, it is much more comfortable to be there for an hour without roaring :))))

Love, I go and read your blogs, too, I'm curious what happened to you!!!!


Monday, October 09, 2006


At least I had a little time and I could read your blogs! Huh, a lot of things happened to you, girls, first of all congratulations to Erik on his birthday and kisses to Clare for the successfull surgery! And of course big hugs to all of you!!!!!!!!
Szabi has a nap, so I have a little time to write before I go and start to cook :( I don't know how you feel about it, but I don't really like it, namely I don't like the dishes after cooking...
To freak you out I want to tell you what is the kids' favourite goody here, in Hungary, and of course Szabi is crazy for it too: we call it chocolate coated cottage cheese finger, it is sweet cottage chesse covered with milk or plain chocolate and we have to keep it in the fridge, it is a 'hungaricum'.. Most of the foreign people find it very interesting, but they don't like it :)
I used to chop it up and Szabi eats the final morsels, too (it is a really good therapy, isn't is???? :)))
Hmmmmm, it is so delicious, mommy!

I don't know how could I do it, but Szabi isn't eat with spoon himself, I have to feed him with it... I don't like if everything is dirty from his meal, so I don't want him to fumble in it with his hands... If I force him to eat with spoon himself, he is eating only 1/4 or 1/2 portion than he used to... So, girls, do you have any idea to endear the self-feeding with Szabi???
And a question to all of you. Do your kids have bigger hands and/or feet? Szabi has big hands (just see the pictures above...) and feet, everybody says he will be a really big man, his dad is very tall, too. I saw somewhere that ws-kids have puffy hands, but only puufy or big, too? Funny, most kids are smaller... sometimes I envy you, who have smaller kids, I think it isn't so conspicouos that they are not so skillfull that othet kids in their age. Szabi becomes more and more expert in walking and standing up but he is light years from other kids... :( It is very conspicous because he is nearly bigger and heavier than kids in his age :DDD ha-ha what a paradox!!!
Big hugs and kisses to all of you from Kati and Szabi:

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The little mischief

Every time when the silence is too big I could be sure that Szabi does something mischief... He knows what is permitted or not to him, but he always wants to step through the limits. Yesterday evening we were at the kitchen with Laci, Szabi was in the living-room. Of course he switched on and off the TV with the remote control, but we had 10 minutes to speak with each other, so we allowed him to do it. But he didn't come out to us after a few minutes as he used to do... I went to the room and he was super-proud of himself:

A few miniutes later his dad started to play with him, they were such crazy, I don't know which of them were the biggest kid :))))

Monday, October 02, 2006


Yesterday we went to the zoo with Szabi, the weather was beautiful, but there were a million people there, we couldn't get near to the main animals, so Szabi's favoutite was the pig and the bunny :) He didn't like parrots, he got frightened of their voice:

Oh, I nearly forgot, he loved the giant tortoises!!! Apart from playing with the gravels, he was in Laci's or my hands...huhhh, he is so heavy, nearly 26 lbs, I feel stiff in my arms now!!!!

Today we were at the Early Intervention Centre and got this year's plan what to intervent... There are a lot of goals to reach, I am a little bit frustrated thatthere are so many things to do (for example: saying hello, please etc., get on and off main clothes, 'peel off from mom', because he is very 'mommied' and so on... I hope we can do at least the main things... :)

And a bad news (for me): Szabi is able to open the fridge!!! I have to get a baby-lock on it, he loves to open it again and again:

And he is so proud of himself to get something out of it!!!