Thursday, August 26, 2010

Look Who's "Talking"

As I've mentioned on here before, Izzy's only major delay has been speech. She's never babbled or made any noises that remotely resemble words. No repeating consonant sounds, nothing. She relys on sign language, grunting, crying, laughing, clapping, etc. to communicate, and she's pretty good at getting her point across. Aside from a few diva moments here and there, she is a pretty quiet baby. Her doctor isn't overly concerned at this point, but he definitely wanted us to start her in speech therapy. Apparently the first step into speech therapy is to have a hearing test to rule out any potential problems since the two are so closely related. So, she had her test today at Cook Children's, and 15 minutes and $300 later, they told us what we already knew: she can hear. Now we have a speech consultation at the end of September. In the meantime, she will start seeing a Speech Therapist twice a month through ECI.

I'm sure the therapy will help, but I just think she will talk when she wants to talk. Clearly this girl isn't big on following anyone else's timeline, so why would talking be any different? In fact, she made some major progress earlier this week. She finally found her voice and started saying, "bababababa....," on Monday afternoon, and she hasn't stopped since. I have to admit, it's music to my ears. I'm still patiently waiting for "Mama."

I'm crossing my fingers that this video works... And my apologies in advance for the 'Blair Witch'-eqsue camera execution.


  1. Throw Nanna and Pop-Pop a bone. For four days prior to her Monday morning speech explosion we sang Bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-ran (Barbara Ann, an oldie) a gazillion times each day.

  2. Sorry, Nanna and Pop-Pop. Didn't mean to discredit your singing therapy.