Drew wakes up each morning, and talks quietly in his crib for a little while. I always know when to finally go in his room and get him up for the day when the volume of his talking grows louder and louder. It is so nice that he wakes up happy each day and can entertain himself for a bit in his crib!
The other morning, as I walked into his room, with his ears in my hand, he started saying, "Mommy, I want lunch. I want lunch, Mommy."
I hadn't turned his ears on yet, so as I worked to get both of them turned on and ready, he continued, "I want lunch, Mommy," over and over. And over again.
I knew he must be hungry, since he never wakes up asking for food the way he was on this particular morning.
In an attempt to quite him down, and prevent any melt-down type behavior, I looked at him, with his ears still in my hand, and said, "Drew, it's not lunch time. It is time for breakfast. Let's get you dressed and then we'll eat breakfast!"
Drew paused for a minute, then looked at me and said, "I want breakfast, Mommy!"
Now, I certainly don't think that Drew understood every single word that I said, but clearly he was able to read my lips enough in our conversation to understand that I was telling him that it was time for breakfast. It truly is amazing how much of a hearing child he really is. Even without his ears, he is able to communicate.