Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Having a voice....

In the last few months, Nate has really started to talk. At night before Nate falls asleep we hear him babbling up a storm in his crib (mostly to his friend, "Mo"). It takes all of us not to go in there and just swoop him up into our arms and start yakking away with him. It's just too damn sweet. There's some level of seriousness to what he's saying and yet it's so silly and playful at the same time. He babbles out a clear story and then inserts a few good raspberries at the end.

This is a video from over a month ago... I think Nate's vocabulary has tripled (at least) in the last few weeks, probably with his return to school. Even though it's sometimes hard to understand Nate, it's clear that he has something to say. The more words (and signs) he learns, the less frustrated he seems. Nate just seems like such a different kid now that he has some communication tools....

All we can hope is that Nate always feels this joyful about talking..........We want our Bean to know that what he has to say is important and that when he talks, we will always listen....

Yep, our Bean has a voice!



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