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Thursday, March 15, 2012

A first, caught on camera!

Please realize that Asher, other than laughing (which has been wonderful to hear) has been silent. Occasionally we can get some sounds out of him, but only with A LOT of work, and we have to keep it all low key and not get too excited because he's pretty shy about using his voice.

He's been home for almost 3 1/2 months now, and we've spent that entire time trying to get sounds out of him. But the last week or so, Asher has been finding his voice! He especially likes to imitate high pitched sounds. (No, he does not have a hearing loss.) We've been able to get an "ahh" sound from him, and an "mmmm", but always very quiet and with a lot of reluctance on his part. Then a few days ago he started making sounds in almost a sing-song type of pattern, which of course is beyond adorable!

But look what we caught on camera last night!

7 comments:

rjenks said...

Woot!! WTG Asher!!

And patiently waiting... said...

The sweetest thing I have seen for awhile!! Made me smile and have a tear at the same time! I love when that happens!! Go Asher go!!!

alyssa said...

He's so cute!!

Designs by DD said...

Way to Go, Asher.

I loved seeing Asher with Daddy and earlier with Angela. You need to do more videos.

I also have some questions: How is Axel adjusting to having Asher around? What happened to your school? How is Angela's school going? Are you going to be able to get out on the cycle's this year and when do the boys get a turn in "spank"?

I know life is really busy with 3 kids, therapy, schools, remodeling, etc. :)

Amy L said...

OMG Leah! He is so precious! Way to go Asher!:)

Kathy said...

me too, tears and smiles all at once. and he is SO darn cute! Love that boy. :o)

Becky said...

He's just the cutest thing! Way to go, Asher!