O hasn't been the best talker, but I wasn't overly worried (most of the time)...
He was definitely a babbly baby.
Said Mama and Dada pretty early.
Then, it was if he got it out of his system and was done with it.
Buuuut, since he's always babbled, always been curious, very aware, definitely understood us (not that he listens), and his Daddy talked super late, we did our best not to panic.
We just kept on talking to him constantly and waited.
Eventually, he says book (he LOOOOVES books), while reading him a story...
Maybe it's a fluke...
We ask for a book.
He goes and gets one. Says book!
Than no more--nada.
Back to waiting.....
More of US talking. This kid's life has been narrated since the womb.
He loves the ABC song, so we started saying the alphabet all the time, got a bunch of alphabet books...
His fave is Star Wars ABC...
He was (and still is) making all KINDS Of letter sounds, and starting to recognize them...
But still not a lot of talking.
Have I talked about my lack of patience?
Or my Husband's overwhelming paranoia?
That's been fun.
We just kept on talking, talking, talking, talking!
Singing too. He's kinda obsessed with music.
He's now a little over 19 months.
Up-When he wants you to pick him up...
Cow-pretty much any animal is a cow. Moo!
Hat-He puts anything on his head and calls it a hat.
Bye bye-he started saying bye bye, but now it's turned into "gye gye?"
Cheese-This kid loves him some cheese!
Hi-I love the way he says hi!
ChooChoo-Train...Thank you Thomas.
Car-He's a little Boston about it, "Caah!"
Fruck-Truck. This one's gonna get us in trouble I can see it now. It's so adorable.
Huh-Hug. He hasn't got the G down yet...
Notice anything missing from the list?
Mama and Dada.
I mean, fine, screw Dada (kidding honey! Ahem...), but I was GUTTED for you!
Where's my "hi, Mama?!!!
And he won't say all of them consistently.
He knows what they are, but it's like he just has chattier days than others...
He still babbles up a storm and he recognizes a bunch of the alphabet, yet he's not all that wordy.
Seems to talk only when he damn well pleases... Hmmmmph!
Has anyone else had that experience?
Should I be concerned?
His pediatrician doesn't seem to be...
But let's ask the really important question here:
Why won't he say Mama, damn it?
Fruckin' annoying, if you ask me.
Mama is kidding, O. She loves you always. But would it KILL you to say Mama? I'm just sayin'.