Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Our little guy got us a Christmas present!

Awhile ago, I posted that he is making a few signs and saying "mmmoohh". We weren't sure at first, but now there's no mistake, Quinn is talking! He is still saying "Mmmoohh" (more) and yesterday said "Ah Duh" (all done). Woohoo!

Since sign language and speech are emerging, we're ditching the PECS for the time being. We were bad and lazy about using the cards anyway. When our kid is crying for milk, it is hard to crawl around on the floor looking for the slimy milk card he adorned with drool and snot and then threw during the last meal.

This is a wonderful Christmas gift for us. It's been a long time coming for both the signs and the speech. Like many good yuppie parents, we started doing a few signs half-heartedly from the time he was a few months old, and have been doing them (especially "more") pretty intensively for the last 9 months at every opportunity (more tickling, more bubbles, more reading, more singing, more food). It didn't look like it was sticking. I'll admit, I was getting discouraged. But clearly Quinn was just waiting for the right occasion to share his newfound ability!

8 comments:

Umma said...

That is a HUGE Christmas gift! I'm so happy for you all!

We never mastered the PECs at home, it was just too much IMO. They were never where we needed them, it totally took the spontaneity out of communication so we stuck with the ASL. We manage to never be without our hands, though even that seems like a miracle some days.

Have you looked at the Baby Signing Time DVDs? We used those in the beginning...hmmm...I may have already mentioned them to you. We just really loved them!

FXSmom said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy for you guys :)

Melissa said...

Children are amazing, they never cease to amaze us. That is such a great Christmas gift for you and your husband.

Vicki Davis said...

Merry Christmas, what a wonderful gift!

Alissa said...

Quinn, that is one amazing gift for your parents! How wonderful! Sarah, I haven't been able to keep up with blog reading for the past few weeks, but just discovered google reader and look forward to reading more from you in real time! Wishing you all a great holiday. Alissa (Asalka from ADL)

Sarah said...

Thanks, all! We are really excited. Alissa, nice to "see" you - thanks for visiting and have a great holiday, too.

eileen said...

Excellent Christmas gift! I came over here (finally) to see how Quinn did with his tubes and was happy to catch up on this great news. jeanine (from adl)

Sarah said...

Hi Eileen! Thanks for visiting the blog. Happy New Year!