I am so happy to share that Sophie has a new word! She can already say “mama” and has attempted to say “more” on various occasions. It seems the only sound she is really able to master right now is the “M” but I have many hopes for her.
Yesterday while I was asking her if she wanted milk because I always ask her to encourage the use of signs and verbal sounds she shocked me with the word “milk”. To the untrained ear it would have sounded like a mumble but when you have a loved one with special needs you become more aware and often pick up on the smallest and most difficult milestones or accomplishments.
And so being the OCD mom that I am I began to ask her to say it over and over again. And she did a couple of times until she just did not want to anymore. This morning I began on my quest of helping her master this new word by asking her throughout the day to say it. She will say it but not from my request. My lovely daughter has selective hearing, meaning, she chooses who to listen too and usually it is her big sister and her daddy. Forget mommy!
So now I would like to take this moment to show you Sophie’s new word. For a child who is considered to be severely developmentally disabled and is non verbal this is more than a simple milestone! This is moving a mountain, defying medical professionals and proving to the world that “SHE CAN”.
There are no limits only those we create. Enjoy my happiness with me!