Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


This morning we had a visit from the physiotherapist.  She will be coming in once a fortnight from now on.  The last time she came she said that the next step would be to get Victoria rolling over.  Therefore I have been putting her much more on her tummy on the mat rather than in the special chair.  She actually made some attempts at rolling from front to back and I just gave her a little help.  The physio had her on her side and applauded Victoria when she went right on to her back.  From her back she was also able to get back to her side and from there to her front.   I always remember being amused and babies first turning over.  Their bodies seem to develop the ability to do the right things with their muscles to have them go from front to back and the first time they do it they have a look of shock and disbelief.   Not so with Victoria – she is very laid back and takes all these things in her stride.
Anyway, after a half hour of that she was about ready for a sleep!  She is now developing another cold.  Richard has had one for over  a week which, on Sunday , had him coughing very badly.   I hope that Victoria’s cold doesn’t go to her chest though she must be better able to cope with that now than when she was having to do so much breathing.
Weighed on Wednesday she remained 5.22kg’s – I had hoped she would have gone up a bit more to 5.25 – that would have been an increase of 200gr in a week – neat eh?   In any case the trend is in the right direction and thankfulness is the theme.


  • At 9:19 PM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    What lovely pictures! Victoria looks so chubby and happy.

    Love from the Perks family

    P.S. will re-send last weekend's e mail in case it got lost in your crash.

  • At 11:01 PM, Blogger sylenvia said…

    Hi Tracy and V D B family
    It looks as though Victoria can teach you a few things Tracy. Don't understimate her. She is beautiful, clever, and for someone so young to have gone through what she has, and, to go through all that physio, well she is a little miracle.

    God bless you and have a lovely time Sat. We will be thinking of you.

    Love Sylvia and Len

  • At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hope you have a wonderful time tonight, we're thinking of you... Having a wonderful time of fellowship and prayer... We're sat at home with a nutty old lady chatting away to us. Bless her.

    Love and prayers,


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