Next up was another occupational therapy session. More of the same as yesterday on this front. We're definitely going to get Lilian a big box and fill it with uncooked beans for Christmas. She just loves decanting beans to a pot and back again. Some fine motor skills were also worked on for her finger/thumb grip. Lilian has always excelled at OT so she just got loads of applause today.
Last session of the day was a feeding picnic. This is daily and the core reason we're here of course. Yesterday was a settling in session. Today we worked; Oskar too. Lots of guidance and advice and Lilian started to take an interest in some of the fluid she was offered. Small steps but again she's made progress since yesterday. I started to feed Oskar on my lap and was told to put him on his front and to feed him lying down. We'd never have done this ourselves but it really worked. He ate a whole kids size pot of peach and apple purée and loved it. Apparently as he's still little he can't sit properly on his own. If we sit him up them he has to think about sitting and eating. If he's lying down then he can concentrate on eating. Which he did with gutso. At the end of the session we were talking over some ideas with the teacher. She sorted out a bottle of water and some of the peach/apple mix. Lilian took the teat in her mouth and sort of sucked it but only when nobody was looking. She had this coy way about her which was really sweet. We went to the shops to stock up on new teats and more peach/apple mix so we can practise at home.
An early finish today so we walked home in the daylight. It's freezing at the moment quite literally. The floor is white and if there were any clouds it'd surely be snowing. Hats and gloves for definite. A day off for Austria tomorrow to get started with the Christmas festivities so we're going to take it easy and get our heads together. It's been a bit mad the last couple of days so we need to breathe.
Some pics of the walk home and a picture of our temporary home.