Thursday, February 5, 2009

A New Word


Nolan's adding new words at a rate of about 2 per week, but one caught my attention recently (hint: it's my favorite!). Yes, we have "mommy." Not "mama" or "ma," but an extremely clear and beautiful "mommy."

It took my hearing kid* almost 3 years to utter this word, so I am over the moon that Nolan is saying it so early. He is speaking so clearly that it can be hard to remember that he does have a hearing loss. Just when we start to get complacent, though, we have a few "hard of hearing moments." Asked where his tummy is, he sticks out his tongue. And asked if he wants to go "up high," he points to the light. Auditory and speech therapy are very, very helpful and necessary!

*On that note, Matt will be going in for another hearing test just to make sure he really can hear. We still lack plurals, past tense, and mid/final consonants in his words. I'll update when we get an appointment!

8 comments:

Kim said...

Thanks for the visit! I am so looking forward to the day Mama from my son doesn't seem to mean "This is empty, take it." or "I'm all done." since he doesn't seem to be fully connecting it with me and me alone. I'm also looking forward to reading some of your archives.

Drew's Mom said...

Wonderful news - hearing Mommy is the best thing ever!

Lucas'Mommy said...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations! What an exciting milestone!

Joshua said...

That is such a great feeling when our children pick up words. Love your blogs. Your boys are so adorable. Thanks for stopping my my blog and commenting about the audiologist apt. Angie

Val said...

I love it when Brook calls me Mommy, Gage never did but she does when she's feeling especially sweet!

Ambulance Mommy said...

I remember listening to my guy say "Dadda" for months before "mum" came out. And one day, when it did, he just called out "Mum" like "hey mom, can you come here?" and I was shocked! Its the best feeling in the world, and I almost cried! SO glad you have had it from Nolan!

Julie said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!

Leah, you're doing so well with your kids! Matthew is going to be all sorted out - I have every confidence. Whether it's his hearing or something different, these kids can't help but thrive with you on the case :0)

Hetha said...

Oh, that's wonderful! You must be beaming!