Monday we had our first meeting with our coordinator. It was her first time to meet Barrett and I think he liked her. She was very encouraging and basically said we just have to model, model, model to him. Talk all the time to him. She wants us to start signing with him (which we probably should have been doing from the get go but we didn't, you live and learn.) She gave us some "homework" and so far it's been going great. I'm just so thankful for this opportunity to have someone help us help him. She liked that he makes a lot of noise and she really thinks with a little pressure he'll be saying some things soon. Right now, he doesn't have to talk. I've been anticipating his needs for 16 months now and he's never had to ask for anything. I know what he wants before he has a chance to tell me. I've got to take a step back and let him come to me when he wants/needs something. I'll be honest, that is really tough. It so much "easier" to just give him what he needs when he needs it. Being a parent is hard.