Isabelle has just been making progress by leaps and bounds lately. I don’t know the cause for this sudden burst in language and play, and I am completely in awe and amazement at her.
No, she isn’t ready to take her SATs yet, but she is definitely closing the gap on where she is and where she needs to be in regards to speech. In the last few days she has begun to say a few 3 word sentences! She has and continues to do a lot of babbling that for the longest time made no sense to me. In the last month she has started to babble in a sentence like structure with an occasional distinguishable word thrown in.
Her speech therapist was convinced that eventually more and more of her words would become recognizable and she would then be speaking in full sentences! Well, she was right because yesterday she said to Asher (when he asked if she wanted to jump on the trampoline) “No want jump!” Asher and I both looked at each other wide-eyed and I am sure we surprised Isabelle with all our commotion over three little words 🙂
Then today she was crying in the other room and she started running for me and I for her and she said, holding out her index finger, “I got boo boo!” You can bet I made one huge deal over that wonderful boo boo.
She still has areas that she needs to work on, but it is so awesome to see her taking such huge strides in such a short time. Chris, who has been away for 2 1/2 months, comes home tomorrow and I am sure he is going to be shocked at all the changes in his baby girl!