Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Music to my Ears

Last night Brady was pointing and grunting at something and I couldn't figure out what he wanted. I started in with my usual list of questions...

Me-Do you want signing time?
B - Brady shakes his head for no
Me - Do you want a drink?
B - Brady shakes his head for no
Me - Show me the sign for what you want
B - Shows me his sign for "signing time"
Me - (exasperated) Brady, TOUCH what you want
B - Waddles over to his bucket of toys and touches the lid
Me - Oh, do you want me to open your bucket?
B - (excitedly) "Yeeeaahhhh. Yeah."

WORDS. THEY WERE WORDS. Clear, perfectly formed words. Words with no consonants, but words nonetheless. Troy and I whipped our heads around and watched each other's jaws hit the floor. "Did that REALLY just happen?" Troy confirmed that it did indeed happen and that I wasn't dreaming or high from my cold medicine. Then Troy made a simple statement that moves me to tears now that I think about it. "Do you realize that we just heard what his voice really sounds like for the first time?" We did. And it was the most beautiful, nasal little boy voice we could have ever imagined.

We tried to shrug it off as a fluke, not wanting to get too excited. Brady has, on occasion, answered "eeeeeees" as "yes" to questions. And then he forgets how to do it for months at a time. But Troy just called me at work to tell me that he got another "Yeah" when he started the car and asked Brady if he wanted to listen to his music.


I couldn't think of a more appropriate time to show this photo of our naked boy who is covered in mustard and appears to be singing along with Daddy. Now please excuse me while I go pick my heart up off the ceiling.


14 comments:

Lindsay Bailey said...

I just can't tell you how happy I am for you! I am sure that was the most amazing sound. I remember on Gavin's last day he had the hiccups. It was one of the only times we heard what his voice sounded like. It was beautiful. I am so happy you have had that experience and I am sure you will have more. I just love seeing pictures of your Brady. He is beautiful.

Elisha said...

Oh...I just got chills. That is the greatest news ever! I too love seeing those pictures of Brady. But even more, I love seeing pictures of you guys with Brady because you always have so much LOVE in your faces for him. He's such a lucky boy to have you both!

Nate said...
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Nate said...

Well there's only one thing to say to that: YEAH! Way to go Brady! That's terrific news!

Candle Ends said...

That is sweet! That's got to be the best feeling in the world...hearing Brady speak.

Michelle said...

Yay! That is so exciting :D I can't wait to see all of you again, and maybe even Brady's cute voice! You guys are amazing! Love you!

Sara said...

Oh, Kajsa... Troy... I am so very thrilled for both of you and especially for Brady! Ironically, words cannot express how wonderful that moment must have been for both of you! And how great that you were both there to witness and share it! What a great success!

Alice said...
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Alice said...

Dear Troy and Kajsa-
I was sooo excited to hear about Brady's first words! I wish I could be there myself to hear him talk. Please give Brady a big hug for me!

Love, Grandma Farnsworth

onceapickle said...

I've been on somewhat of a blogging hiatus and this was the BEST post to come back to EVER!!! How wonderful...I'm so happy for you guys! How sweet that moment must have been. Can't wait to hear about his next amazingly great milestone.

Jane said...

ohhhhhh, Brady. I think I want to end my day on this post and go to bed with tears of joy. Kajsa, you are so good at writing these posts. It seriously puts me right there in the moment. and, I love the picture. I have tried so hard to find time to practice the guitar lately and it just never seems to happen. I've had 2 awesome lessons and want to play so badly, that picture just inspired me, I will practice this week. :) LOVE you all!

{{{YEAH!}}}

Angie said...

I loved your post! That is wonderful news and I'm so happy you both got to experience Brady's first words together. Sometimes those moments happen so quickly when we aren't around and Yeah for Brady. He'll get there, we all know he will. It takes time on his part and lots of patience on yours. It is apparent through your posts that you have high expectations for him and he will rise to meet them. He is adorable with all that curly blonde hair. And music is such a neat tool to reach kids. Hugs to the Farnsworth family from the DeKeyrel's in Illinois!

Adam and Darcie said...

We've never really seen Brady before this. He is adorable, handsome, beautiful-should I keep going?

themacmomma said...

I am so far behind, but Yeeeeeeaaaaaa! I love that!!! Go Brady! What a blessing and I'm so glad it happened more than once!!!