There have been lots of positives including that Victoria will now say 'mama' and tap me to get me to look at her face so that she can tell me something - normally asking for music, juice, milk, biscuit, book, paper and various other incomprehensible things.... One of the joys of children is when they start to TALK and you find out more about what is going on on the inside. It has been fun watching Victoria learn new signs and communicate and immensely pleasurable watching her 'dance' and generally be silly when music of various sorts is played. I often think we could just scrap schoolwork and spend all day watching Victoria and her funny antics. We've had no puddles on the floor - mostly because she has an incredible ability to hold on and we take her to the bathroom to shower her feet while she's on the potty before it's too late....
The appointment to see the cardiac surgeon is a week on Monday. I get butterflies when I think about that (there I go WORRYING again...) but am heartily thankful that we are so close to the hospital and that we have a top surgeon - and all this without causing us financial distress (thanks again to all my in-house tax payers and the rest of you!!).
I've been thinking about how music helps in the develping brain and ways in which it has been and could be used in play and work with Victoria. I've looked at one sort of music therapy - and I didn't like the ethos at all - it was not at all Godly. If anyone reading this can put me in touch with anyone with any expertise in this area I'd be glad.