Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Parents, especially moms, love keeping track of their children's milestones. When Thea was still a tod I kept a note of the things she can do. I did compare her to other kids and that's how I noticed that there's something not quite the same.

When she was diagnosed with delay, it did not stop me from tracking. On the contrary, I logged every single word she uttered even the dates and the definition. Until one day I stopped not because I lost hope but because her vocabulary increased so much I couldnt keep anymore.

On October she will turn 7. A big leap. Here in Pinas, 7th birthday is a big celebration. Okay, I'll rant first ha, please forgive me. Well I really don't like the way they celebrate 7th birthdays today what will all the princesses and prince theme, coutillion, and showering of gifts and dressing up. Uhmm dressing up is okay but the celebrant should be comfortable with the dresses or the costumes. No coutillion de amor pleeaaase, enough. And big No No to 7k - where 7 adult / ninong ninang will give 1k each, or 7 dance - where 7 boys will dance her, 1 will do and that's her dad. Will post more rants if time permits but i got none so lets continue. Thea is not a party girl, she's a sea girl, a mermaid, so will bring the gang somewhere else, well that's the plan for now.

Her vocabulary increased but she still doesnt like chatting much. A stranger will receive no Hi nor Hello from her until prodded, unless the stranger is an OT who knows how to capture her interest. Thea can read now, sight words and phonics. She can count up to 30 or was it 50 I dont know, all I know is she will say twenty ten for thirty because that's the number after twenty eight and twenty nine y'all. She can draw! And she draws pretty nice!

She's a kind girl. She doesn't get mad easily well unless you provoke her and that's human naman no! She shares to her baby brother: yesterday she got Vcut (chips she and her brother likes) and leb woke up to only a few left, he asked for some and she gives and gives until the last piece. If I tell you to count kids who give the last piece of her favorite chips to someone else, not much I bet! She's appreciative, especially when we make time for her, her smile er grin is contagious and even though she is heavy you wont be able to complain and you'll eventually give in when she wants to be carried.

She got tantrums alright but because of this major factors: 1. she's hungry 2. sleepy 3. needs go potty
1 & 2 are biological (okay pati 3 pero except muna natin) and even us, adults, sometimes are cranky when sleepy and hungry, I know someone who is - she's writing this blog right now. But #3 is exceptional we can eliminate that. And for some time now, we have been having a hard time with #3. I've read books, asked experts etc etc to know how to make her go potty but nothing happened she still wanted to go with nappy on. We were tasked to scooped the excrement from the nappy and dump it in the toilet. Was asked to show her how to do number 2 and flash etc. Maybe it worked little by little because...

One fine day when I prayed for patience for bonggang bonggang patience she did go to potty! Hours in and out the toilet. Donning on and off her pants. Praying and praying na sana this is it. She did and it was success. Next day was fail so was the day after that but good thing people in the house were cooperative and led Thea to the toilet everytime she looks like she's about to go. She has been doing it for 6 or 7 times already, let's wait till she reached 21 consecutive successful tries because that's the route times before you can memorize something. I'm positive we'll be diaper free in the coming days.

The post is not named Milestones because that measurement is too long, not inchstones either because that's too short. 

You make us proud baby girl. We love you.

Did I mention she got Tee-rific award at school for Reading? 
Isnt that AWESOME? 
Thank you Papa God!!

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