Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Timmy Trying To Stand Up
My Timmy said his first words today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO. Oh my god. If you did not know, he has Benign Hydrocephalus. Benign means that it it is not getting worse and he does not need a shunt. But it does mean that he has some brain damage and some major delays and on most things he is tracking at a 12 month age and he will be 2 in July. So back to the best thing! Well, we were working with his Occupational Therapist toda and for many many many months we have been teaching him how to put a wooden block ON TOP of another block. We say "ON TOP" every single time we show him how to do it. And today he said "Om To..p" Oh my god. Then he said it like 20 more times when he was playing with the blocks. I called my husband. I called my mom. I called my dad. Then realized with the three hour time difference I should stop calling people back East. I am BEYOND!!!! This is amazing because Xander who has no delays is a late talker and he gets Speech Therapy once a week. I know he is not all that late compared to some kids but we are hooked into the Early Intervention system because of Timmy and according to all their tests, Xan is 30% or more delayed so he qualifies. Anyhoo, he has Woo Woo(for dog), Buka Bukka(Book), Binka Binka(Binky), Oh No, ah gu(all gone), bebe (baby), buh bye. So really he has words but this makes Timmy not "hopelessly" delayed with speech. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy.
Xander Playing in the Olive Grove
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