Yes, Chris passed the SOPAT. He is now at Stage Four of the 7-stage process. The first three stages have taken six weeks - no word yet on when the next stage (interviews and questionnaires) will take place.
Yes, Gwen had a better day at daycare after the Magical Ballerina Fairy Princess propaganda bedtime story. I think giving her a strategy for when she is not feeling sociable was really helpful. Now whenever we see her about to blow, we offer a cuddle with Lambie as an alternative. I especially like that she is seeking comfort from herself and an inanimate object, rather than getting attention from an adult.
Thanks to all of you who left kind and encouraging comments, and sent positive vibes our way!