Saturday, October 27, 2012
Copy Cat and Crying Mommy!
My sweet one year old Wendy finally tried to say a word today! She loves patty cake and claps when you sing it! Well I was changing her colostomy bag today and singing patty cake to keep her occupied and I noticed she was moving her mouth, trying out different sounds. She finally got out "pa". I kept saying "patty cake" and she kept saying "pa". Tears started streaming down my face. Tears of happiness. Wendy has never tried to emulate our sounds before and this is such a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT for her! I was so incredibly proud. I even called my mom and put her on speaker so she could hear the soft sound of "pa" coming from Wendy. With any baby, a mother feels a sense of pride when they learn something new. But especially with a special needs child, the feeling of joy was overwhelming.