This week's big news: Acorn said his first word.
Given all the drama with the speech therapist from EI, you'd think that we were talking about two different children.
Granted, he's still not consistent. He's gotten close on several words - we know what he means, contextually, but he's dropping a lot of consonants. But for a child who couldn't make a sound most of his first 18 months, it's just about right on target.
This week I've felt like quite the grown-up, having gone to a lawyer to talk about a will and a special needs trust. There are people that we cannot fathom Acorn staying with if something happened to us - family members who wouldn't interact with him when in the NICU, family who aren't stable enough to take care of themselves - and they're the same family members who would be most vociferous about our decision to ask someone other than a blood relative to be his guardian. A good lawyer can do wonders, and ours appears to be an expert in estate planning and special needs estate planning. I hate that things have to be this way.