2008 October - Aria MacDonald

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Aria is doing well

Seems as though it has been a whole week since the last update!  Time flys right?

Aria is doing really well.  She is so proud of her walking and ‘no hands standing’.  She likes to try to stand up without holding on to anything and she is so so proud of herself!  Aria is saying lots of words, Mummy, blue, red, Ashie, poppa, Tiv (her cousin), toast, Aunty and lots of another words that escape me right now. 

She loves her letters.  She can recognised and sound out M, D, S, T, N, P, O, J, B.  She sits on the computer and types the letters.  She loves too sit and ‘read’ the newspaper and point too all the letters she knows.  When she sees an M and yells Mummy!!  She can also read her name and the names of the rest of the family.  So cute.

WOOHOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARIA TOOK HER FIRST STEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

It was last night and she was up late, really late.  Her bedtime is normally 6.30-7pm ish, just after Daddy finishes wiggle juice.  Except last night the bag of TPN burst and we didn’t have a spare.  Panic stations!  Not really, we just rang our excellent TPN company (wiggle juice makers) and they quickly made a new bag (it takes an hour to make one bag) and brought it around.  It meant a couple of people just getting home and then have to go back into work.

So Aria was up and playing in Aunty’s room and random decided to stand by herself and lauched herself forward and took 3 or 4 steps.  She was so proud of herself and attempted a few more times with success. 

We are so so so happy.  She has been delayed because of the hospital stays and other reasons.  The thing with Aria is that she does things when SHE wants to.  She is so determinded and smart.  Why walk when you don’t need to?  Anyway, she wants to now and we are stoked. 

Go Aria!!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”- Jeremiah 29:11