I have been working like crazy on Ilse's ability to handle touch. I kiss her as often as I can, but very briefly, and while I am distracting her with funny sounds. I have taught her to tolerate her head being touched way more than previously, and I am constantly putting her in odd positions just so that she learns that she can be moved without needing to cry. She almost never avoids my eyes anymore, and she is doing so much better with crying when I move her. She also seems to enjoy my kisses even though resting my cheek on hers is still displeasureful to her.
I am so happy with her progress, but it breaks my heart that she needed to make any at all.
Here are a couple pictures of her and and the boys.
This bottom picture is of Chris after he 'got dirty' in the yard. He is so in love with dirt!