One afternoon last week, Oia was perched on my legs facing my enormous belly. She loves to rub it, pat it, kiss it and feed it (yes, she tries to offer her sister snacks already, chips and blueberries to be exact). I asked Oia what she would say to the baby when she sees her and she replied by waving to my stomach and said "Hey, Baby!"
I then asked Oia if she was ready to see the baby and she of course, said yes. Then, I asked Oia to try and say "I want to see you baby" and she clearly and effortlessly said in response "I wanna see baby!" Rob, who was in an adjoining room, heard her and we both began cheering and clapping like crazies at a Super Bowl game. Hearing Oia speak her first ever, 4 word sentence is certainly a victory worth celebrating. I repeated the sentence again and so did she, with ease. She squealed with delight and pride as her parents acted like fools. It's a tiny break through, no doubt. We are chippin' away at the Apraxic monster, slowly and one drop at a time.
Photo of our lil' talker from today's hippotherapy session.