Monday, April 30, 2007

Contain the Excitement
You see that little face? That little face has brought me so much joy over the last few days that I can hardly stand myself! I love the picture above because you can't see his mouth. For such a long time the only noises we got from that sweet little mouth were laughter and cries. But not now. Now he is starting to say things and if I could do flips and cartwheels, I would. But I'm not fond of pain or making a fool of myself on purpose. So, we'll just have to settle for jumps of joy. ANYWAY, on Saturday Little Bug and I were in the truck waiting for Hubby and Baby Girl to pick up some food (Red was at a birthday party). I started to say some of the ABC's and their sounds. He has been able to say quite a few letters and their sounds but on Saturday he said almost all of them! YES!! And on Friday he came to me and said "Mama... mama... drink...firsty (thirsty)... jooooooce (juice)... apple..." BE STILL MY HEART!! You have no idea how exciting this was for me!! I let him pick the color of his cup and gave him the straw of his choice for his fruity beverage. Then I ran and called Hubby and my Mom to tell them all about this amazing experience! For 6 years we have waited on pins and needles for tiny glimpses into what his voice might sound like. In the past there have been big spaces between words. He would say something and then not say it again for a long time. We have tried to be patient. We just want to hear another word - any word. And now we are getting all kinds of wonderful moments of interaction with him. It's a dream come true. Little Bug will be 7 this fall... I have a feeling that 7 is gonna be an awesome year for him and us! :)

7 comments:

Jamie J said...

Yeah! That's so exciting!! Hope he continues to progess quickly!

Tharker said...

I am so happy for you! I'll do a couple of cartwheels for ya! I watched the show on Autism that Oprah did a couple of weeks ago. I sat there balling my head off for these wonderful parents who love their children so much, and will do anything they can to help them succeed.

One of the dad's said, "All I want is one word, "Dad". Let me tell ya, the waterworks were flowin!

What an amazing day for your family! I hope that there are many more to come!

Puerto Rican Princess said...

I am so happy for you guys! I can only imagine your excitement. Keep us posted on the progress!

Heather said...

That truly is amazing. I hope things continue to go well and that 7 is the best yet!!

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi melissa: oh, this choked me up and brought tears of joy to my eyes. i am SO HAPPY for you, melissa. this is such awesome news. what a blessing, my friend! take care :) kathleen

wynne said...

That's wonderful! Congrats, Melissa, and may it continue!

Melissa said...

Thanks all! It has been so fun!! I too saw the Oprah and felt like they did a good job. I cried at the same part you did tharker - I was thankful that she did a show on autism. I'm not a huge Oprah fan, but I think what she did will help a lot of people understand more about autism :)
And we will have more success! I guess he said his teacher's name the other day! :)