Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not very consistent

I knew this would happen.

I find it hard to keep consistent with things in all aspects of my life. I have great ideas and then, after a while I get distracted and boom, it's not happening.

Except I spose my girls, I have to be consistent with them.

Jasmine has been sick with a virus for the last week. She really really regressed. Walking was very difficult for her and she lost all her words and went back to screaming and crying for everything. I found it very draining and I did lose my patience with her I must admit.

I kept Ella home from Kinder too, as the teacher suggested that she may start vomitting as well. Which she didn't. It is a tricky one with twins. Ella was as bright as a button and wanted to go 'by herself " which to me was a big thing as she is very protective of Jasmine and rarely wants to be without her.

I felt a bit annoyed because mothers often walk in with their sick babies or toddlers, but they can hide it.

Anyway, I would have been mortified if Ella had of started spewing at kinder, so I guess it's was the right thing to do.

I am, like most SN mummies dreading winter, asthma and hospital admissions for Jasmine hopefully will be few, but you never know and I have paid so much money for kinder, I wont keep Ella home each time.

So, I wrote on facebook that Jasmine started talking again last night and she said " i did a great big enormous turnip " in the toilet. I was flabbergasted as she has not been speaking and then to quote a Play School story really was funny.

Lets hope I can get back on track, and post some photos soon of our new AFO's and our rows and rows of shoes.

Speak soon

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Deep Breath


So, the deed is done, 2x new AFO's for Jasmine and Ella.

They are a new pattern, which is proving to be difficult to explain as we are all still calling them our " butterfly shoes "

DH knows how anxious I get when it comes to shoe shopping for the girls, so we decided to go together, with chuppa chups in hand and get the girls fitted.

Previously I have been to a wonderful shoe shop with a great assistant, so we went back there.

I already had the sweats looking around and seeing all these beautiful shoes that I knew wouldn't fit us, but i decided to try and be brave and open minded.

The lady looked at us with a face that screamed " what the hell am I going to do with these"

She suggested some boys shoes that would fit the girls, which made me pick up the girls ( they are heavy ) and storm out of the shop bawling my eyes out.

DH trying to calm me down, stop me from making a scene.

Anyway, I calmed down and realised that the best way for me to do this, is to go to the shops by myself and shove AFO's in the shoes without the girls around.

So last night I spent 3 hours at Knox City going from shop to shop and finding matching 7 & 9's for Jasmine and 9 & 11's for Ella.

I did it.

I got sneakers, slip ons, boots and gumboots.

I spent hours in K mart and I heard " security to shoe section " when a nice, but very obvious young boy says " can I help you"

I said to him, sitting on the floor with piles of shoes and 2 AFO's around me " I am not stealing anything, I am just trying to find shoes for my daughters orthotics. He just slithered away and I thought, " come and get me security I will let you have it "

Anyway, the girls were very excited this morning to have new shoes to choose from and especially little black 'party' shoes that they have been wanting for a while.

I called up my OT and have proposed a 'shoe bazaar' for the other mums of little girls with hemi's as I have so many matching pairs of odd shoes I can't just let them sit in my cupboard.

I will get around to taking photos, and post them here.

So, there you have it, trying to find shoes, is done and dusted until summer when I start the search again.

Speak soon

Monday, May 4, 2009

Last day of butterfly shoes


Thats right, today is our last day with our year old butterfly shoes.

Tomorrow we are getting 'our' new AFO's. The girls chose ( with some help from me I admit ) a new pattern of girls, rabbits, handbags and cats and it is in a pink colour.

When David, the orthotist showed me he said that he had searched the world to find more girls patterns as the butterflies had been the only ones.

So today, is the last day I squeeze their feet into these things and then shove their shoes that are nearly destroyed on.

I am (almost ) excited about all the new shoes/boots we are going to be able to buy this week as we have been waiting for these new AFO's and the casting to be over and done with.

What is it like to just buy shoes for your kids whenever you like I wonder????

I have come a long way, I used to go into shoe shops and have a flat out panic attack cause I couldn't buy what I wanted for them, so I am now equipped, I have found the right shop with the helpful assistant and I am going to give the girls a giant lollypop each that I have saved from a birthday party.

Hopefully we are able to buy 1 size for each with some inserts, instead of buying 4 pairs of shoes and then having different sizes on each foot. That does my head in.

And really, maybe I just might keep the AFO' off today anyway as the girls are complaining that they are hurting. I just have to remove my guilt that not wearing them for one day wont really make that much difference..

Speak soon