Saturday, March 14, 2009

Using his words

Yesterday was a very special day for me, our son said "mom" on purpose, to me, for the very first time. We have had Nate for a year as of February and have been trying so hard to encourage him to use his words. He has a few words, one being "ma ma," but has never used it in reference to me. His cleft lip and palate have hindered his verbal skills but he also really doesn't even try to speak. How nice it will be to hear him say "mom" instead of grunting or screaming at me when he needs something. Another milestone is that he actually chose me over my husband (his most favorite person in the world besides my dad) when he was hurt. He ran right past him and held his arms up to me. Wow, it's little things like that that make me smile and really help with bonding. I can't wait for more times like these with our little Nate.

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