We took Addi to the speech therapist this week. I have been very worried about her speech for sometime now. I was shocked that the speech therapist seemed to think she wasn't all that far behind. With Addi not being able to hear until being over a year old, I thought for sure she was WAY behind. I know that I'm overly paranoid about things at times, it boils down to my needless worrying. The therapist thought that our main issue is "Addi's agenda". Basically she went on to say that Addi is very strong-willed and does what Addi wants. Getting her to stay still enough to learn and do what we want her to learn/do is going to be really tough. She gave us some good tips on ways to integrate learning into things Addi is interested in (umm... is it really possible to integrate animals sounds into Addi's interest... destroying my house, and bouncing off the walls?). Lol!
The therapist spent about an hour and a half with us, and commented more than once on how busy Addi was, and how exhausted I must be. Addie literally didn't stay still for even a second, as usual. All and all I'm really glad we went. I'm a little less stressed about her speech than I was before. Lately she really has been learning to say new words each week and understanding more every day. I really just need to relax and stop comparing what she is doing to what Aubrey was doing at her age. Something I'm obviously struggling to do. :/