Isaac's World

Isaac is Deaf but hears with cochlear implants. He received his first cochlear implant on September 25th, 2006. He received his second cochlear implant on September 10, 2008. This is his journey with sound as told by mommy.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Making Progress

Isaac's language and attempts at verbalizing are really taking off lately. I need to put some video on this blog of his conversations. One of the coolest things is to watch Isaac play. He has conversations with himself and his toys. He will say ,"ump, ump ump" for jump and make his cars jump and then he will will babble and babble. The funniest is when he will tell his cars, "mo!" This is his attempt at the word no. I think it is his new favorite word. To think that a year ago I never thought I would ever hear Isaac say anything! He loves to tell Ian and I no when we ask him something. It is kind of infuriating at times but then I have to laugh when I see how adament he is about it. He really is a little man! It is amazing to watch him grow and explore his world. Isaac is a very inquisitive little guy and will repeat what we say if we say it with enough enthusiasm (or if it is something really interesting).

On another note, although Isaac loves the movie, "Cars," he does have a new favorite one...or should I say two. Isaac LOVES Ice Age 2 The Meltdown. He actually says it too. He signs elephant and will say "Ice Age E E E". He says it pretty accurately too. The things he has a hard time at saying are D's, N's and adding consonant sounds to the ends and sometimes beginnings of words. I know this will come in time. His other favorite movie is Chicken Run. The movies are both cute but when you see them for the tenth time, they get old. Gotta love toddlers!

Isaac says, "boom boom boom!" for fireworks and for thunder. We went to see the fireworks around Memorial Day and Isaac was mesmorized. We recently had lightning and thunder storms and Isaac loves to go to the window and say, "boom, boom, boom!" I guess he thinks that there are fireworks somewhere. I am thankful that he isn't scared of them.

Isaac continues to be a good big brother. He loves to kiss Noah goodnight. We put Noah in bed with Isaac when we say the prayers before bedtime. Isaac will sit really still with his arms around Noah and then he will kiss him on the head. It just brings tears to my eyes that this rough and tumbling little man can be so sweet to his baby brother. Motherhood is awesome!

Tomorrow's plan....another mapping and speech therapy session at CHOP. It should be extra fun because Granny is going with us and then Isaac will spend the night with her and Gramps.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Shiloh!

Great to hear all the wonderful stuff going on with Isaac! He is doing beautifully! Has he started signing less since he is coming along so well with speech? Does he sign to Noah?

I love that he is so gentle with the baby, very very sweet.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sounds adorable. I love the way they get into films. It is great that his speech is coming on so well, I particularly like that he tells you no :)
Nicky xx (Tom's mum)

3:16 PM  

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