recently, i brought Fateha to the hospital for her monthly evaluation. and her paediatric requested to see her once every 2 months, which i thought would be the best idea so that the changes in her development would be more obvious. and to save my childcare leave. LOL.
no miracles happened. yet. but there are some little things that i took note of. Fateha has not been crying in the presence of strangers. initially, the only people she was more comfy with were mummy, daddy and nanny. the rest were aliens to her. LOL. even her own grandparents. but last sunday, when i brought her to my grandma’s, Fateha was in her best mood and put her the best behaviour, that i have not seen in her, around strangers. phew! i was so glad and we kept on praising her for the bravery. 🙂
she’s still practising her sitting up. no no. not sit ups! LOL. even i can’t do that anymore. at times when i put her down on her butt, i could see that she tried to balance her trunk steadily into sitting cross-legged. she’s still wobbling, though. that i couldn’t deny. the physiotherapist has taught me to hold her thighs down and other exercises that could enhance her sitting. i just hope that soon i do not need to support her.
when i was still a student-teacher, my lecturer showed a research about bad things that happened to babies who were left in the baby-walker for a period of time. and ever since that, i swore to myself that i would never allow my baby to use a walker. and i even told that to my then-boyfriend-now-husband. he agreed to what i said.
and this year, Fateha received a walker-cum-rocker for her 1st birthday present from her Aunt Jannah. what can i say huh? i couldn’t refuse the present and bore her with the research that i learnt during my study, could i? i have spoken to Fateha’s physiotherapist and he agreed too. i should just accept the walker. but i shouldn’t let Fateha sit in her walker for more than 10 minutes. it would not do any good for her legs.
i’m a little torn ‘cos everyone’s asking how is Fateha doing in her walker.