Lincoln: 3 Years Old

 

I wasn’t going to do a birthday video for Lincoln because of his speech delay. He’s very hard to understand – even his siblings and I have trouble with his language on a daily basis and we “speak Lincoln”. He also doesn’t have words for a lot of things he might want to say, and I didn’t want him to get frustrated and have a break down because he couldn’t communicate. I didn’t want to make him cry just so I could have a video of him answering questions.

But Linc has made HUGE progress with his speech, thanks to months of Birth to Three services and our amazing therapist Jill. He’s had his hearing checked (perfect), a physical (nothing wrong), and he’s been accepted into the early preschool program this fall so he can continue getting direct speech services as well as work on some of his sensory stuff and be ready for regular preschool when he’s 4. I know that in the next 12 months he’s going to grow and improve SO MUCH and eventually I’m going to miss the days when every new word was a celebration and hearing him say “happy burse day” makes me jump for joy.

So we made the video. I shortened my list of questions a little, he asked to have Evan sit with him, and I did a lot of translating. You probably won’t understand what he’s saying. But turning three is a big deal and milestone that we won’t let a speech delay stop us from documenting.

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4 Responses to “Lincoln: 3 Years Old”

  1. Erin says:

    I love this video and the fact that you didn’t let the delay stop you! My two year old daughter is very delayed and she’s been receiving services for the past 3 months. It’s helpful to hear about your son’s progress because we still struggle every day to understand her. It’s so hard to see her struggle just to tell us what she wants for lunch. I know it will get better, but it’s hard not to worry. Happy Birthday to your beautiful guy!

  2. Kristi says:

    Such a great video! I also love how helpful and excited Evan is during this:) so sweet

  3. Kitty Conner says:

    Happy birthday, Lincoln! He’s amazing and Evan is such an expressive kiddo. Linc Speak takes a minute to process but I was totally getting Batman by the end!

  4. sarrible says:

    Blushes must be the world’s most zen cat. And I love the Finn photobomb.

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