Monday, September 19, 2011

Have we already made it this far?

I came across one of Sophie's old vocab books the other night and thought it would be interesting to go through it with her to see what words she could say. We haven't touched this book in several months, so I was pretty proud of her:

It was quite the rewarding moment to see Sophie express these words with ease, as it seems like it was very recently that we were working so hard to understand them. I remember the feelings of anxiety and apprehension waiting for her to speak her first words. And then her language just took off - almost overnight. Now she is learning to speak several new words a day and this slacker mom can hardly keep her list up anymore (we have definitely reached triple digits, though). 

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. 

This is something I must tell myself routinely and patience is definitely an essential part of this journey. So, for all the moms out there who are waiting for something, who are patiently anticipating first words or any other "A-HA" moment - it will happen. Keep up the hard work in the meantime. :)

Friday, September 16, 2011


This little girl was quite exhausted after her first full week of school:

Sophie has always been a great sleeper, but I've never seen her beg so hard to go to bed (this was at 7:15). Such a sweetie. ;) Now, time for a glass of wine!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's official...

My baby is growing up. As of today, I am no longer Momma, I am now Mommy. Before I know it, I'm going to be just plain Mom. How does this time go by so fast???

Here is Sophie, calling me by my new title:

The funniest part of this video is the way she unwillingly repeats, "love you" in a weird voice at the end. I bet if she could roll her eyes, she would have. At least Mommy sounds pretty sweet, right?

I also shot another funny video of Sophie at dinner. Since her vocabulary is growing, we have started working on simple sentences with her. She will attempt (and pronounce pretty well, age considering) simple phrases such as "Shut the door", "Up, please," or "I want _____", but she had quite a problem tonight trying to say "I want cheese":

She was trying so hard! My silly girl definitely gets an "A" for effort. :)

P.S. - Sophie is absolutely LOVING school and I will try to post more details when I get more time.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First day of school :)

Here is a recap of Sophie's first day at Moog (in pictures):

Rise and shine - ready to go!

A little nervous?

Getting pumped!

Sophie and her therapist, Laurie. She's awesome! ;)

Thank goodness for babies!

She doesn't know we're about to leave...

Snapshot of the day

Language activity

Overall, a very great first day! There were minimal tears involved, although Sophie did try to bolt out of the school entrance and back into the parking lot when we first arrived. Once we got into her classroom and she saw Laurie, she was fine. She waved and said "Byeeee!" to both of us and that was it. Sophie went on to have a fantastic day at school and was only marginally excited to see me at pick-up time. ;)

Today gave me a glimpse of what this school year is going to be like and I can't wait!!! We are all incredibly excited and hopeful of what is to come.