Drum roll please...
So he said a bunch of new words and consistently said some old ones.
Yesterday: milk, movie, all done, help, play, I want, uh oh, star
Look at the word list grow!
Today he said Mlisa to Melissa the babysitter. Whoa!
Now before I say too much, I want you to know that not only is he saying a lot of words, starting to use them functionally, and has better eye contact - Zach is a much happier little guy, too. Nothing can replace that!
As for Steve and I, we don't feel relief yet (will we ever?) but we feel a sensee of moving a little forward after what feels like a lot of moving backwards. Hope? Yup. I realized yesterday through an angel from my past that what I have and am able to offer my children isn't brains, wisdom, financial security, etc. What I can offer them is my resiliency and perseverance - and that is a gift I was given and cannot take for granted.