Moms of typical children may wait 18 months or so. Moms of children with special needs may wait a lifetime. With Nathaniel, I waited just over four years but it was so worth it! When I opened his bedroom door this morning to get him ready for school he said the one word I've longed to hear, "MOMMY!" Best Christmas present ever! And now I can't stop crying. :)
Don't get me wrong. He has said the word before, when prompted. But he has never looked at me and said my name. He has said Daddy to Brent and Ty and Em's names. But not Mommy. I was so surprised when he said it that I just stood there for a second. Sure love that little boy!!