Now when Elli starts to fuss and you ask her what she wants, she will almost always respond. Amazing. The downside is that 98% of the time she is asking for food. LOL At first, we were so grateful she was answering us at all that we tried to give her what she asked for. We soon learned that it is impossible to keep up with her food requests. Every few minutes she's asking, "Cake?" "Cookie?" "Applesauce?" "Hamburger?" What was a miracle (and ok, it still is) has quickly turned into constant battle over when to give in, and how much to give her. This girl can pack it in! I am telling you, she could seriously eat as much as any of you reading this! She is a bottomless pit, and is going to eat us out of house and home. So lets all pray for her to ask for some NON-FOOD things-- like reading a book, or going on a walk. So far, the only thing she's asked for that isn't food (besides the one-time "bear hunt") is to rock-a-bye-- and she does ask for that a lot.
Last week I showed Elli a balloon, and she held it for a short minute. Yesterday I saw another one, though a lot smaller, and wondered if she would remember what it was. I put it in her hands and asked "What's that?" She immediately said, "balloon!" This was crazy amazing, because she has only labeled a handful of things ever. So, I thought it would be cool to keep a running tab on the sidebar of things she can identify by touch and actually say the word. My goal is to have five new things a week-- and believe me, that is a lofty goal. :)
As always, thanks for your comments and your faith in this blog. She is a different girl than when we started it. We know that all things can happen through Christ!