Tanner is my introvert – Ty my extrovert. Tanner is laid back – Ty is into EVERYTHING. Tanner loves fruit – Ty wants chocolate or cupcakes or cookies or candy, or M-Nem’s, or “more” pie. Tanner orders a fish sandwich at McDonald’s. Ty yelled his order at the drive through yesterday. “Cheese Boo-goo…..Coke”! (Now don’t any of you even think about revisiting the coke subject – he gets a bit of sprite once in awhile and he calls that coke but he actually doesn’t know the difference and uses “wa-woo” and “coke” interchangebly for any drink;).
I took him to Walmart with me recently and he spotted McDonald’s. He starts screaming through the store “Fwies!!” “Cheese Boo Goo”!!!! When we sat down with our lunch he would take a few bites and than stand up and clap and say “Yeah!” and then eat more. It was soooo cute! His tummy IS the way to my little man’s heart! He wakes up thinking about food, discusses it during the day and is still talking about it when he goes to bed – he simply loves food. He talks so much that he rarely signs EXCEPT when he wants food he adds the “more” and “please” sign for added emphasis because he wants to make sure that I GET it. He would spell it out for me if he could. Speaking of spelling my little smarty pants knows what letters are. Everytime he see’s letters on something he points and starts saying “DDDDD” or “BBBBB” – whichever letter he can think of. I am continually impressed with his obvious intelligence.
He say’s so many words now that I can’t keep up but here are a few favorites from the week:
“Hungwee” – hungry
“Song” – he played me a song on his little keyboard and then said “song”
“Gemes” – Games – meaning X Box (he LOVES to play with a controller and pretend that he is playing X box with daddy and Tanner)
“Pattycake Zoo” = he loves his Miss Pattycake and the Hullaballoo Zoo DVD
“Med sin” = medicine
“Puter” = Computer
“Go go go! Car! Voom Voom”!
“Powder” = Pillow
He even said “Beans” when I picked up a can of beans at the grocery store. How in the world did he know that? Maybe I said it earlier and didn’t know it?
He had his first official speech evaluation last Friday and he amazed even me with how good he did (and I knew he could). The ST thought he could benefit from speech therapy just to strengthen his skills but she admitted that he appears to be advanced in speech not only for his corrected age but get this….ALSO FOR HIS ACTUAL AGE!!!! Yippppppeeeeee!!!
MAJOR MILESTONE # 1
Drumroll necessary for this one…..one week ago today – when Ty was just barely over 2 years old – HE FINALLY LEARNED TO GET TO A STAND WITHOUT SUPPORT!!!!! We have been waiting and waiting for that! His PT really worked on it over and over last week (and I had been working with him too) and he finally caught on to what he needed to do. To see him get up on his own now you would never know he struggled with it!
MAJOR MILESTONE # 2
I don’t think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but for the first time in 2 years Ty IS OFF ALL MEDICATIONS! We took him off Reglan at the beginning of January! Hopefully he will stay off.
Well I can’t say for certain if the surgery was a success or not but I can say that Ty is doing great. His eyes don’t look nearly as bad as I feared they would and he has been a happy little camper. Not much to say about this at the moment – I just have to watch how he develops and see what those little eyes do:)
Ty can identify by pointing most animals in a book and he also knows most of his body part. He can point to them when you ask AND he can say them and show you. These include: Hands, Feet, Head, Belly, Mouth (mouf:), Teeth (teef), Hair (Aunt Beck – he say’s it like Jenna did), Eyes, Nose, Ears.
He is doing sooooo goood!!!! Thank you Jesus for these precious miracles.