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.
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.
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!