Friday, July 25, 2014
In the "typical" world our children meet milestones throughout their life. With our "atypical" kiddo's they have "inch stones". We celebrate each and every little accomplishment as a huge victory of our child developing into who they are meant to be. Back in March of 2014, Kai actually had a milestone, which was the fact that he went from having 4 words "mom", "dad", "Bei" and "dog" to 14 spontaneous words by the beginning of June. Most recently I have recorded over 30 spontaneous words in a day and even some phrases! That is a HUGE change in our world. We basically went from a non-verbal child, to a child that is babbling and attempting to talk. The words that he knows are ones that have been repeated often to him or labelled in a book, words like banana, yes and no. Our inch stone moment that I have been celebrating for the past two days is that Kai is picking up incidental language. Yesterday, we came home from grocery shopping and I was unpacking the bags when I looked in a bag and loudly blurted "OH NO!" Kai had somehow snuck in not one, not two but THREE ORGANIC Blueberry cartons and this was on top of the two non-organic blueberry cartons I put in the cart. Honestly, I was having more of a cow about the cost of organic blueberry's. I can only imagine that they are $50.00 a carton!! I refuse to look at my receipt to verify! Anyway, Kai walked around saying "OH NO!" I loved it!!! Later that day he broke a ceramic bowl and I said "Uh Oh!" Yep, he went around stating the same thing. Today we looked at a book that was ripped up and I asked him "What happened?" Kai then said "what happened?" clear as day! Inch stones! Each and every one of them moving him towards conversing in 3 to 4 word sentences! It is exciting for me to see his development and to celebrate where he is today.