Monday, January 12, 2009

Harlie "said" her first word!

On Thursday Harlie's speech therapist (Beth) started working on getting her to verbalize some vowels. We are hoping that Harlie realizing she can make sounds/talk, that it will make her want to wear her PMV (speaking valve). Here are a couple of videos of Harlie "saying" her first words!!! I know we have a long way to go but it's so exciting!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! OH! And when Harlie said "eye" the first time, I said "I want to get this on video" so I jumped up and ran to get the camera. When I got back and sat down, Beth was already working on getting her to say "oh" for open (like in the second video). BUT, Harlie stopped and looked directly at me (without me saying a word) and said "eye" again. I swear she knew what I said and understood it! And Beth completely agreed. That girl is something!

Well we have to be on the road by 5:15am to go up to DC for her ear tube. Talk to you later!

Take care,

Christy

6 comments:

Kim said...

OMG - hooray for Harlie!! That's the best video ever. :)

Donna said...

That is so exciting! GO Harlie! :) Good luck tomorrow.

Sue said...

Love the videos! Hope everything went well in DC today.

Gretch said...

OH that is so awesome!!!! Tears of joy!! Way to go Harlie!!!!

Christine said...

This must be music to your ears; how wonderful!

Susan said...

That's really awesome Christy! And what's clear to me from the video is how much she understands. The words are going to come. Then I think you're right she'll want that valve on so she can talk.