And the words are pouring out of Sophie's mouth! She is just picking up so much more than I had ever imagined. Earlier this week, I went into her room in the morning to get her up and she popped up in her crib, pointed to her bookshelf, and said, "book!". I think my heart may have skipped a beat, I was so surprised. The "k" was questionable, but she definitely meant "book". :) After I put her CIs on, she started walking all around her room pointing out her books and saying "book" over and over again. Oh my, is this really happening?! I just stood there, frozen and staring for a moment. I guess I was so surprised because "book" has not been a word that we continually label to her, we just usually say it in passing. She definitely knows the word, but I hadn't been coaxing her to say it at all.
I am just beside myself with happiness over how well Sophie is doing. We have had so many great days lately and I feel like we are in such a good place. It's been a very long time since I've been upset and found myself crying over Sophie's hearing loss. Little things in our daily life can be frustrating, but it is all worth it when I see my girl walking around her room, pointing and shouting, "book!".
On another note, I'm a little nervous because I will be out of town this entire next week for work and I've never been away from Sophie for more than a night. Also, I'm afraid of what words I may miss! I don't want to miss her saying anything new. :( My hubby has our phones ready to video chat, so hopefully that will make it better. Let's just hope this business trip goes by fast and painless!
I hope everyone has a great week!