My maid is back thank goodness!!
Hughan and I started the day by playing ball. We had a great morning recognising sounds.
He knows the washing machine sound. This morning while eating breakfast when the spinner started pointed to his ear and shook his head.
Afterwards my maid got the vacuum cleaner out. He loves pulling big cable out and then pressing the button that rewinds the cable.
It makes a loud noise while he presses the button and he can feel the vibration.
He also reacts when mine made switches the vacuum cleaner on and off.
Today when the phone rang I pointed to my ear and grabbed him and pointed to my ear and shook my head and saying “I can hear the phone”, and then took him to the phone.
He is enjoying recognising sounds.
I wish you could see him now. When we call him, he turns round straight away, as long as he is not engrossed with play.
When he is doing something that he knows he shouldn’t and I say “no”, he stops immediately and swings around.
He is also turning in the correct direction when he hears the sound from behind. I have also found when I say “say goodbye!” he is waving without any gestures given to him. He also kisses you when you ask him to.
We have noticed a great change in him and we feel he is responding very well.
Tina at the dog barks when you bark at her and Hughan is trying hard to bark at her. He babbles very well when he plays with her.
He is also giving eye contact a lot easier now and we talked to him as much as we can, in fact all the time.
It has also got to the stage that when we hear a sound I pick him up and show him where it is coming from and reward him with the vibration, be it at home or where we are out visiting. It becomes a great game.
I also find while I am driving the car that he vocalises very well. When he babbles I jump and he thinks it is great fun. Sometimes when I speak to him or made a noise he jumps in a response to hearing me.
When we have people around, he is usually involved watching something all joining in with the others and when I tell everyone how he is responding, he never does it when they are around as he is otherwise occupied. Occasionally he will reacts and they will comment.
We are all finding it great fun. At times I feel quite exhausted by it but it usually happens when it is time for Hughan’s morning sleep, which means I can have a break and when he wakes up I am ready to start again.
Willem also spend time with Hughan and talking to him. Hughan loves his Dad. Vil is very protective over his brother and they are very close. We also rewarded Vil when he helps his brother.
Sometimes when Vil wants to paint, his brother has to have a piece of paper and brush and join in with him as well.
We are looking forward to our visit in May. Not too long now.
Cheers for now