Monday, August 3, 2009

Cow Says Moo!

I'd like to share a milestone moment with you; my little girl Aine (16 months) has learned to make the noises of three animals. If we ask her "What noise does a cow make?" she replies clearly, "MOOOOOOO!" She also knows cat and dog. This is a magic moment because it proves she is clearly understanding us, something we once feared might not happen.

Aine had a stroke in the womb and was given a grim but uncertain prognosis. She was born with cataracts and hemiplegia and we were ready for the worst but every day she shows us that we were wrong to ever feel sorry for what had happened.

Aine is a happy, lively and inquisitive child. Here she is with the cow in question (although they're both older than this now)!

~ Aine's Dad


  1. Congrats Aine and family! That is such an exciting milestone! I am so happy for all of you!


  2. I'm so proud of Aine! I look forward to reading more about her progress in the future! Her story gives inspiration to parents of infant stroke survivors, such as our son Kai.

  3. Beautiful story! So nice to hear such a simple, yet powerful example of success! Keep it up Aine and family!