Tuesday, March 17, 2009

18 Months and Many Milestones

So, it has been a difficult couple of months as I have worried about Courtney's growth, lack of teeth, inability to walk, and talk for that matter, but things are looking up! As Courtney turns the corner into her 18th month of life she has not one, but two little white specks pushing through her top gums! This was huge for us since we are in the process of getting blood work done to rule out any endocrine issues such as hypo pituitary or hypo thyroid problems.

Not only can Courtney walk, but she can talk!!! Exactly 6 months after she was implanted (not activated) she said her first word, "Uh-oh!" It has taken me a couple of days for it all to sink in. My little girl who is profoundly deaf has been able to hear me tell her over and over again, "Uh-oh," when something drops to the ground, and now she too, can say it - she can hear!

This is a long way from here! The sorrow and devastation we felt 9 months ago is slowly fading away. I never thought I would drop so much stuff just to hear her sweet voice! Here are a few other things she knows (receptively) with no visual cues:

Sit on your bottom
Knock, Knock (she will knock)
Wave bye-bye
Blow kisses
Do you want more? (She will nod her head yes)
Where's the horsey, Mommy, or Daddy? (Points)

We love you Baby Girl! We can't wait for the next 9 months to unfold to see what all you can do!


Melissa said...

YEAHHHHHHH. that is GREAT news. She will get teeth come in. I would tell you not to worry- but i would if I was in your shoes... but it will happen. I am so happy that she is starting to talk- hear- and im sure its just the start of many many more words and reactions. I am too excited to see what the next 9 months have in store for all of you guys!

britni said...

I am glad she is doing better! Can we see each other sometime soon. Its been forever and we live in the same small town! I miss you guys!

Landon's Mom said...

Way to go Courtney!! That was Landon's first word too :)