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Nathanael Lee

Zoe Joy Lee
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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nathanael Standing on the Swing

Nathanael's been exercising daily on his swing. Apart from sitting down and going round and round, moving sideaways and up and down .... is that he is made to stand to hold on to the ropes whilst moving him gently on the swing.

This will help him to improve his overall balance when he stands up. :)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baby Aiden Pu Born 29 Jan 08

Baby Aiden Pu is so cute. We managed to take a peep at him in the baby room of the hospital when we visited yesterday.

Praise God!! cos Karen said that it was a natural delivery and the entire time in labor was not that long. For more details ... speak to the PUs lah! :)

Baby Aiden Pu

Born : 750am Weighs 2.99kg



When we were visiting, Aiden Pu opened his

eyes a wee bit. So cute lah!

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Ps Linda praying for mommie and daddie Pu and ko ko Wesley

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Handy Bergson made Nathanael his Swing

When we first posted up Nathanael's new sensory integration exercise, to be swung in cicular movement on a make-shift swing, we asked for help to build a swing.

We are so thankful for friends who read the blog, and friends who have the knowledge and skillset to help build one for Nathanael.

Bergson was telling us that he read about our plea for help to build a swing for Nathanael last week. And this weekend he popped over to build a swing for Nathanael! Just like that!!

BIG Thank You uncle Bergson!!

Making of Nathanael's Swing

[story by Nathanael]

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The idea was to get this little U-shaped hook to be stuck firmly

in the ceiling, so that this would form the base structure to hand the swing.

[For the trained eye, you will know that this is the same hook used for the Ceiling Fan]

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Placing the U-Hook up on the Ceiling, Bergson took some measurements

and immediately started drilling into the ceiling.

Thank GOD that Handy Bergson has all the canggih tools ...

Power Drill with Large Drill Bits to dig thru the concrete!


Poor Uncle Bergson, daddie didnt have a tall enough

ladder, so uncle Bergson had to stand on a tall chair in order to

reach the ceiling. And all the dust from the ceiling rained down

all over his hair and baju.

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Using a special screw bracket, uncle Bergson locked the U-hook

up to the ceiling. He screwed it on really tight.


And ... Voila .. its done!

Uncle Bergson then bought a long metal chain and latched

it to the U-Hook!


Being super resourceful, uncle Bergson then put two

ply-wood together and screwed them tight. Following

that he sawed off all the four edges of the wood.

[Uncle Bergson so nice, he took off the corners cos he didnt

want it to hit and hurt me! TQ]


Then uncle Bergson bought some really strong ropes

and started doing his scout knots on the chain link.

[Uncle Berson said he bought the softer rope material

and again so that it won't hurt me!! Uncle Bergson so thotful!]

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Then uncle Bergson drilled four holes into the wooden plank

and thread the rope thru it.


It was a good thing that uncle Bergson was a Scout,

cos all the knots tying came in really handy to secure

the wooden platform in place.


And finally the moment of truth!

Uncle Bergson put his entire weight on the swing to make sure it would

be seucure so that I will be able to swing without fear! :)

So cool lah uncle Handy Bergson! :)

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So today i started my vestibular movement exercise on the Swing.

I was swung up and down, right and left and round and round


The swing is really cool, i can just sit here and

feel the movement of the swing going all around


Aiyoh!!! Then my exercise when to the next phase.

kakak will lift up the swing to a certain angle, and i had

to hold on to the ropes for dear life!!! (nice and soft ropes!)


So i guess its enuf for one day!!


Guess What???!!! Uncle Bergson was super nice!

He dropped by again today to put a layer of carpet on the swing.

How many swings do you know have Carpets?

I am really blessed. So now i can sit on the swing and

have a comfy stimulation! :)

Big Kiss & Hugs to Uncle Bergson!!

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Swimming without the round float

If we use the children's pool in our area, Nathanael can actually stand in the water and be above the water. So one of the things that we have been hoping he will release is the round float that's he's in.

We have always wanted to see if he could just go by with just the floaties on his arms.

Look Ma, No Round Floats!


Its just another regular swimming day in the Kids' Pool.

Checkout Zoe and me in the pool.


Boo Hoo ... i am gonna miss my round float very much!!


Its the moment of Truth. I will embark on a new journey in the pool

without the Round Float! ! ! !


Zoe Joy was just enjoying herself in the water

with her plastic balls! :)

TA DA!!!


Who took away my Round Floats?

I am not happy with these arm floaties!!

Gues we will have to bring him down to the Kids Pool

a couple more times without the Round Float! :)

We're hoping that Nathanael will give u a BIG Smile soon! :)

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Working Out in the Gym

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We are thankful that our new place has a very nice gym area.

Nathanael and Zoe Joy have use the Gym area for their workout! :)

Check out the Abs & the Muscle Tones! :) hehe

Actually the Treadmill is a very good exercise machine for Nathanael!

We will show you a video soon of how it helps Nathanael to learn to walk

when he's put on one! :)

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Swimming Poses

At our new place, both Nathanael & Zoe Joy have been enjoying the pool!


Nathanael learning to Kick and move around on his own in the Kids Pool

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Nathanael sometimes would be lazy and just not kick!

But its really great when he starts kicking and propels himself forward in the pool.

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Zoe didn't join him this time!

Check her out as she Poses for u by the Poolside!


Mommie ... can i come out now? :)

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Occupation Therapy - Sensory Integration : How well can Nathanael balance?

We rekindled therapy sessions with Ms Teo again. When Nathanael was initially diagnosed with infantile spasm, we had a regular therapy session with Ms Teo.

Ms Teo is a Christian and practices physio and occupation therapy at home. Ms Teo also does a lot of sensory integration as well.

She was evaluating Nathanael's current progress and state that we need to continue to work a lot more on him, so that his motor development would continue to progress more and thus helping him overall.

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One of the other things that we need to work a lot on Nathanael is his balance.

Ms Teo mentioned that his posture needs to further improve and that we need

to help him to start learning to balance and move in many many directions!

One new tool that Ms Teo is suggesting for us to set up is like a Swing Contraption.

(We need help .. any smart person out there who knows how we can build one for Nathanael?)

WE have get a board large enough for Nathanael to sit on and then tie the board

to a hook/lever and mount it on the ceiling. The purpose is so that Nathanael

will learn to balance when he is swung on it, and the best part is that apart from just going

one direction, we can turn it clockwise or anticlockwise and provide various turning

stimulations to help him in his vestibular and appropinception.

** So if any of you are as fantastic as Handy Manny ... give us a holler, we need your skills!! **

More info on Sensory Integration - here or here

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Check out who's on the Drums?

The kids were really blest during Christmas! Nathanael was blest with a Drumset from koko Ben!! Yeah knowing that Nathanael loves to hit with his hands, so he bought Nathanael a really cool looking set of Drums!


Check out Nathanael on the Drums!!

.... Take, Take, Take It All!!! .....


And of course baby Zoe can't help

but join the band during the drumming jam session!

Thanks KoKo Ben!

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Bridges School for Nathanael is now a Classroom Concept

Nathanael attends the Bridges Early Intervention School, and for 2008 his sessions with Teacher Dolly will no longer be on One to One!

He will now learn to interact with other kids who are also attending Bridges and the things he learn will now be collective and with the group.


Mommie with Nathanael at Bridges

during one of the activities


Zoe Joy tags along to Bridges too.

And here she is having fun on the swing while

waiting for ko ko


From water play, to art work ( can get real messy but VERY GOOD for tactile input),

to handicraft and more

Nathanael is taught on how to harness his creative

skills to design work of art masterpieces!!

** I think we'll start scanning their Art Work and share them online too! **

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Devotion & Prayer with the Kids

One of the FUNNEST times we have as a family is just right before bed time. That's when we would play with the kids on the bed, tickle them ... laugh with them and just enjoy the merriment of being together as family.

We would then spend some time to read their Kid's Bible and then Pray and then sleep!


Mommie manage to get some nice shots when daddie

was reading the Bible to Nathanael and Zoe Joy


Nathanael & Zoe Joy really loves reading. They are always intrigued with

the cartoon characters in the Picture Bible. :)

WE pray that they will be blest even at this young age.

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Nathanael's Balancing Board

Nathanael was pretty blessed during Christmas (we've not blogged about the kids' Christmas yet) .. and Nathanael was blessed from 5Ku Por & 6 Ku Por with a Balancing Board.


As part of Nathanael's therapy and daily exercise to stand,

we've added a one step up, to aid Nathanael to balance when he stands.

Nathanael still needs to learn to balance on his own, as you can see

he's still leaning on the door! So pray for him yah!!


A Close Up shot of the Balance Board.

It functions pretty much like a see saw.

Where Nathanael will stand on the the far end of the boards

to keep his balance upright!

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