Thursday, September 20, 2007
I meant to post this around Halloween, for Eden's two-year hearing age birthday, but I just can't wait. Her language is coming along SO well now! About a year ago, one of her therapists said we should start working toward get her talking on a computer because she would likely never talk in sentences. Now she has started SINGING! Seriously, she loves to sing and knows most of the words to many songs. She also listens very carefully to new songs, and picks up the words really quickly. I don't want to exaggerate, mostly she picks up the last word in each sentence, and sings that, but if you slow it down and give her a chance, she really does know more of the words than you'd think. She sang Happy Birthday to me on my bday and got almost all of the words by herself!
In this video, she is really focused on playing with two Elmos that she is holding, so she isn't paying the best attention to me. I wish I had a video of her watching the video. She thought it was so funny to watch herself, and was saying everything I was asking her to say in the video. Super cute!
I really am so proud of her. It is so amazing to me that she is profoundly deaf. Without her cochlear implant, she really cannot hear ANY speech. And now she says "I love you Mama." Amazing.
Posted by Billie at 11:42 AM