A few weeks ago, I mentioned our concerns with C’s lack of talking. His doctor recommended getting his hearing checked and setting up an appointment with a speech therapist. His hearing appointment is next Friday, and he has an appointment with a speech pathologist for an assessment in mid-June (that took WAY less time than we were thinking!).
Even though many people tell us “it’s no big deal” or “I know a kid who didn’t say a WORD until he was 2.5 and then started talking in complete sentences!!” (yeah, right), I am happy that we’re taking steps to keep a (professional) eye on things.
He has been making slow progress on his own though, which is great to see! That, coupled with the fact that he’s developing quite normally otherwise, tells us that it probably isn’t something major, but is perhaps just a bit of a delay. In fact, he’s started saying some words and sounds over the past couple of weeks consistently:
Bah = ball (he’s been saying this for months, but it wasn’t consistent at all until the past month). I think we’ll have to count this as his first word! 🙂
Mommy!! => He’s been saying this for the past few weeks, but now it’s mostly reserved for ME 🙂
Tuck = truck
Kah = car
Oon = balloon
MeeMee = his word for his soother
Dat? + pointing = what’s that?
Duck = duck
It’s a start in the right direction, so I’m excited! He also uses signs and other non-verbal ways to communicate, and is very good at getting his point across. His ability to understand what we’re saying is amazing too. Hopefully we’ll continue to see more improvements!