okay, sad time here....i wish that wyatt could talk more! i just look in his little eyes, and know that he understands and comprehends so much more than he can express. today i'm just very sad about that. i often wonder what he's thinking.... i love to talk, and i feel like i talk to him ALL DAY LONG! i guess one day i'll be really surprised when he answers me!
some of his therapists have mentioned this week how much they can tell that he understands and "gets" stuff. he does what we ask him to do for the most part. he just hardly speaks. we really have to prompt him to say words.....unless he's calling one of us.....mama, dada, ethan or bubba (forrest)....or if he's telling us to turn the fan "ON!" and he does sing and babble a lot! i saw a friend yesterday with a child just a bit younger than wyatt and she was saying LOTS of words....it just made me realize how little he talks, i guess.
i know that his surgeries have delayed him in addition to the delays that can be attributed to his Down syndrome. i know that he probably had fluid sitting in his ears a lot more than i ever realized. and so we've only had about 1 good month of fluid-free hearing. and i know that i am not alone in wishing my child could talk more. i KNOW lots of reasons as to why he is not talking..... we're just a "talkative" family, and i hoped that he'd be talking more by now!