Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Speech

We've started weekly speech therapy with our Babies Can't Wait therapist. She's very popular in our house. Both of my children love her (the furry one as well as the not-so-furry one). She brings cool toys and flashcards with cool pictures on them. We are focusing on hard B sounds at this point, with a few P's thrown in for good measure.

We work daily on the flashcards and occasionally he pops some nice B's. H's have also spontaneously sprouted in his vocabulary. And the other night he said "pizza!" Much of his speech, however, remains unintelligible as it was before. Mama is nice and clear, but Baba comes out "Momo." Micah is still pronounced "Nuh."

On the other hand, his language is growing like gangbusters. His new favorite words are "huge" (when referring to just about anything bigger than a grain of rice), and "too" (Libby golf cart ride, too?).

The obturator is still stitched in his mouth. I'm not sure when it will be taken out, but it will most likely be in the next couple of weeks. He remains on his soft food diet. He's getting tired of it and Mama's tired of cooking that way, too.

I leave you with the many faces of Micah.

6 comments:

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Like that Elmo shirt. :-)

Glad that the speech therapy is going well! I'm sure it's amazing to think of all that he's learned since he's been home.

The Evans Family said...

Isn't it just amazing what sponges our kids are? Analiese loves doing speech and is making such progress---just wait to see how Micah quickly learns to make his sounds!

amy said...

Cant wait to see him again!

Donna said...

It's great to hear that he's making such good progress! Lainey will be re-starting her speech therapy soon too, I need to get back in touch with our Small Steps program on Monday. Tell Micah his traveling buddy says hello!

Carol said...

he is sweet....Emily loves Elmo, she won't watch TV..I'm glad :)...but she has picked up on Elmo.....

Chelley said...

He is SO CUTE!

Thanks for the photos