Killi is still progressing in his therapy and is trying to talk more with his babbling. He is becoming increasingly more social, which is the foundation of trying to get him to talk to us. Being more social will lead to imitation, his desire to imitate will lead to Killi trying to imitate our speech!
This week Killi has been more loving towards others. Normally he only wants his mom all the time in that he clings to me and will not let go. I had no idea what I was missing when it came to affection from my child. I would get the occasional hug but now he is the most loving kid. I get kisses all day long, I get eye to eye contact with a smile with a look that I believe is saying “mom, I love you!”, and hugs that are so tight they feel as if they could last all day. What a huge blessing this has been. This isn’t just for mom, this is also for dad! Killi refuses to take no for an answer when he puckers up for a kiss on the lips! There’s no escaping the slobber dad!!
When it comes to the nanny, the other night she was leaving and said goodbye and for the first time ever Killi totally freaked out. Normally he looks in the direction of the door when she leaves but doesn’t really react but this time he ran after her crying, opened the door, ran to her in the hallway and hugged her neck and wouldn’t let go. When I told him “Okay son, Odie had to go to church and see Jesus.” He loosened his death grip on her and waved bye and walked back inside.
This love is also being shown more at therapy. Killi enjoys the copy machine and our doc is very gracious and will let him play with it. There is a hook thing inside that he figured out he could move one part and the hook went down. This was the best thing ever in my sons mind and he was so elated with joy he gave his doctor a big smile and hug, as if to say “thank you so much for having this awesome copy machine!” not once but several times!
This type of social interaction is a dream come true to a parent that has had a kid that hasn’t been engaged or knew how to reciprocate the love he was being given. My heart sings with joy every time he initiates a hug and a kiss. By far the best feeling in the world.
Until next time….