Molly Milestone: She’s A Chatterbug! #downsyndrome #specialneeds

by Carrie with Children with 5 comments

Can you believe that at the end of this week, my Molly will be three years old?!  It sounds so cliche, but it feels like just yesterday that I was introducing her to you.

Molly June 2013

These past few weeks, Molly’s vocabulary has really started to take off.  She’s making new sounds and trying to sound out letters. She can finally say ‘mama’.  It makes me smile each time I hear it.  Add in big sister Maggie into the mix and it’s just constant chattering around our house these days!

Her new favorite word is “Penny”, as in our dog…  it really sounds more like “Pea-nuh”, but I’m still counting it.  They have formed a great friendship and I love watching them spend time together.

Molly and Penny 2

After some long talks with Molly’s speech therapist, we’ve never tried to rush her speech and worry about when she might talk.  Like all children with Down syndrome, we knew she’d have a significant speech delay.

Instead, we’ve opted to allow her speech develop naturally.  We attend our weekly speech sessions and continue to work on it at home, but it’s not a huge issue for us.  We are continuing to use sign language and she’s really catching on with how to communicate with others.  She’s doing great and I couldn’t be more proud of her!

 Do you have a child with speech delays?  

What’s been your experience? 


  • Tricia

    My daughters speech has improved a lot over the last few months. She turned 3 in April.

    • Carrie with Children

      That is so great to know, Tricia! We are excited for Miss Molly to continue chattering 🙂

  • Melissa

    Yay Molly! Can’t believe she will be 3. We need to see a video of her saying Penny, I bet it’s so adorable!

    • Carrie with Children

      I can’t believe she’s going to be three either – time is flying! I’ll see if I can catch her on video saying Penny. It’s so cute!