Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mama!

Scarlett refused to go to bed tonight, but it seems she had a reason.  She wanted to show us this:


There was always a little part of me that wasn't sure if she would ever really have language.  She has not really shown a lot of understanding yet, no signs and mostly just babbling since she was 3 months old.  The part of the brain that would normally control speech and language is theoretically missing in Scarlett's brain, so we had our doubts.  She proves us wrong time and time again.

And that smile gets me every time.

42 comments:

April said...

Oh wow! I am so thrilled! That is wonderful. That is one of the sweetest words in the world and it is so much sweeter from her knowing all the obstacles she has had to overcome. This assists to be a wonderful sign that her brain is rerouting controls and I hope there are many more wonderful things to come.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing that! She is as adorable as she is amazing. My eyes filled with tears and my heart filled with joy watching her say mama. I imagine she will never stop dazzling and amazing the world! :)

Kelly L Boots said...

She is so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

Denise D. said...

Love it!!! And she looks so proud of herself :)

Jen D said...

Fabulous! What an awesome thing. She looked so pleased, too, lol.

stephmt528 said...

This is amazing!I know from reading that you all are overwhelmed with all of the therapies and doctors, but I'm wondering if you've been offered or have access to music therapy. I'm a music therapist in Indiana. Music is a whole brained activity, and research shows that with individuals with either injury or developmental issues with their brain that music can help create new signals and connections within the brain. Just curious, but I'm sure that is "music" to your ears! Continued prayers!

Mel said...

That totally brought tears to my eyes!!! How wonderful!!! She is so amazing, time and time again she amazes us!

Kristyn Mayo said...

This is so wonderful to wake up and see! Go Scarlett!!!

Darla said...

That was awesome! Even my 17 month old son got excited!!

Kristin said...

That is so awesome!! Made me tear up hearing her say it so clearly, it really just warms my heart. She looks so excited and is so stinkin' cute!

Just the Tip said...

I love how excited she is!!!

That's so awesome!

I am . . . said...

I have been following your blog for a long time now and so many posts have made me either cry or jump for joy - but this one takes the cake. She is beautiful and wonderful and I'm so happy you shared this beautiful moment with all of us. <3

The Morris Family said...

I love following your blog and am so pleased and happy to hear of Scarlett's progress and good health. I just showed my daughter (6 year old) the video of Scarlett saying "Mama." She wanted to tell you:
"I'm so happy for you that Scarlett is learning to talk. I think she can learn to do anything! I like Scarlett just the way she is! She is strong."
Way to go Scarlett! We are cheering for you!

~spoiled~ said...

Way to go Scarlett!!!!! Brought tears to my eyes!!! I have been following since the beginning and cant wait for other milestones!!!

V*P*A*A said...

So sweet!

Molly said...

That is amazing! We've been following your story for about a year now, and she really is incredible; I love how thick her hair has come in!

Amanda said...

This is precious! And I love the hair, too.

hjbarra said...

That must be music to your ears. She is such an amazing, adorable baby girl.

Seriously....Me. said...

I cheered! Twice! And cried. Then had to explain Scarlett to my four year old...who got a great laugh out of her 'MaMa...'
AWESOME! What a wonderful feeling that must have been!

Kristina and Aaron said...

It's so amazing to watch a child learn! She was so excited - way to go Scarlett!

paulapatchwork said...

Oh!!!! tears in my eyes! what a wonderful gift she gave to you! you must be sooo thrilled! Go Baby Scarlett go!!!! xx

KellyG said...

I think I cried more over that than my own kid's first words!

Traci said...

This little girl is such a blessing. Thanks for sharing!

CEZ said...

Oh.. so precious and a blessed miracle!Can't wait to hear her jabber on and on soon!Her hair has grown in so thick and cute too!

Shan said...

So incredibly happy for you! Kind of funny, with the title and all, I could have guessed what would happen... but man, it still made my heart flip to watch her and hear her. She is amazing!

satto said...

That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. Brought tears to my eyes!

I have a feeling that little girl is going to keep proving everyone wrong!

Praying for Hope said...

:) She'll prove a lot of doubts wrong throughout her life, I bet.

guffsheart said...

Yay Scarlett!!! I am just so happy!

Tammy said...

Omgosh! Make me cry! That's awesome!!! How exciting for you, Mom!

Robin said...

YAY SCARLETT! I am so happy that she is doing so well! She is gorgeous! She is a miracle and will continue to prove how wonderful she is! Praying for you always!

Kristen said...

Also been following since the beginning. Definitely brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

I've been following your blog pretty much since the beginning but don't think I've ever commented. This made me teary eyed. That is definitely the sweetest thing I've ever seen. So happy for you mama!

Michelle said...

This made me smile!!!!

Andrea said...

OMG this so made me cry!!!! SO precious!!!!!!!!!

Em said...

WOW! So awesome!

Sarah Campbell said...

That's wonderful :)

Laura Fusco said...

Your daughter is absolutely precious. I just want to pick her up and love on her. She is doing so well, and she couldn't have done it without you guys as great parents - well done. What a sweet "reward" she gave you!

Nikkerz said...

I'm a fellow mom from the BBC Oct 2010 group and I just wanted to let you know I've been following your guys story since you told us the news. I'm so happy for you guys that Scarlette is showing such great progress :) One day she'll never even realize she had such a hard start in life.


Also my babygirl just had a conversation with yours via the computer. (Or so she thought)

livia317 said...

As a mom with a kid with major speech delays watching this literally brought a tear to my eyes. That's so awesome. Keep those words coming Scarlett!

Mrs.Andrews said...

this just has tears pouring down my face! You amazing beautiful HAPPY miracle girl! I cannot imagine what your joy is in hearing this if mine is this high :)

Keep proving them all wrong Scarlett, you are indeed a miracle.

Mum H said...

How wonderful to hear those words. Hearing your jubilation brought tears to my eyes. I can only imagine how you must have felt hearing that for the first time! She looks absolutely wonderful.

MC said...

I cheered and cried at the same time! She's such a little fighter! What a wonderful baby girl you have! I hope that the next bump in the road is passed easily. Praying every day for your little princess!
Hugs from PA