Tonight, Abby made her first noises on the Passy-Muir Valve (her speaking valve). Until now, she's just kind of stared at us in a panic because it feels (apparently) really different and it's harder for her to breathe with it. That's why we only do it for short amounts of time to build up her tolerance.
This time, though, Abby was mad! She was tired of people messing with her and was not happy about the PMV. Of course, the first thought that entered my head was Good! Now I'll be able to hear her cry! Sadistic? Perhaps...
And yes, for all of you assuming I did anyway, I did cry.
Unless you have been in this situation, you really can't understand how difficult it is not to hear your baby make noise. You know what they should do, and it's just one more thing to add to the laundry list of What Abby Won't Do. While most people wish their kids wouldn't cry so often, I would absolutely love to hear my girl cry.
And tonight, I did!