Tuesday, August 26, 2008

!!Bragging Alert!!

You've been warned: bragging is about to take place. I'm just so excited (Aunt Sue and Heather W...the two speech therapists in my life will understand why). The other night when I was up with McKenna in the middle of the night she started saying "dada." We always play around and try to get her to say "dada" but I've never been really serious about it, she 's only 6 months old for Heaven's sake. It was about 3am and she started saying "dada" over and over again. She stopped for awhile and I tried to get her to say it again and she did. Hmmm...So I started wondering if she really could say it on command. The next day I called my mom and put McKenna on speaker phone. When I told her to say "dada" she actually did and I had a witness that heard it too! Then all day Christian was getting her to say it and finally daddy got to hear it too! I'm sooo thrilled! I know that she hasn't attached the word to the actual person yet, but that will come.
Just to give you a little perspective; Christian was quite speech delayed. This time last year (he was 2yrs 2 months old) he could only say three words (dada, mama, ball). I worried about him for months, had him evaluated, had his hearing checked, etc. He finally started talking last fall and now I just long for moments of silence :) but as a teacher I was really concerned about him.

So that's why I'm so excited about McKenna. Maybe I won't have to worry this time. Maybe she'll be like her mommy and it will be hard to get her to be quiet! Maybe she won't have hearing issues or articulation issues! What a relief that would be!!


the*4*of*us said...

Go M! She is doing great!!!

Anonymous said...

That picture is precious! My friend's son is 2 1/2 and isn't talking much. I told her that sometimes it just takes time. But not for McKenna!


Heather said...

Yay!! Imitation is a very important skill to learning speech and anything else! Hooray for McKenna!
Heather W.

Anonymous said...

Those first words are so great! She is growing so fast!


Katy said...

I would have woken David up - in the middle of the night, if the baby is "calling" for him, that must mean that mommy can go back to sleep! :)

the mccollums... said...

that's amazing!! WOW!!