Did you know that if you have a child that is behind in speech all you have to do to fix the problem is have him evaluated and plan to begin speech services? If you do that--he's sure to start catching up on his own immediately! Good grief! LOL!
Bright was evaluated for early intervention services on May 12th. At that time he couldn't count (and had no concept of even repeating numbers by rote); had no concept of colors; had maybe 100 words, most of which a bystander wouldn't understand; and still didn't have words for "eat" or "drink."
NOW--les than 3 weeks later--the kid is counting 1-5 (looking at fingers); knows color words and tries to guess at colors (still doesn't get them right); has added a TON of words; is saying a TON of other words much more clearly; and has added "din-din" for eat, "wa-wi" for drink/water, "taco", "burger" and "chips" (can you tell his favorite foods?!).
"Mama" and "dada" have been replaced with "Mommy" and "Daddy." "ba-ba" (bye-bye) has been replaced with a clear-as-day "Bye!"
We're just amazed by our little guy. The funniest new thing he does is "argue" with us. I know, I know--gotta stop that quickly. But it's pretty funny when your two year old is extremely insistent that the peanut butter cookies you are making are actually tacos! He is just so flamboyant about it--waiving his arms and cocking his head. "No, blah, blah, baby talk, tacos!"
Most of his ABCs are clear as day,
so we've decided to also start singing the ABC song. This is the first song he's tried to sing and it's hilarious (to us). "A, B, C, D, sds, F, Geeeeeeee, H, dfd, dfd, dfd, L, p ,p ,p PEEEEE, sd, sdsd, Ssssss, T, Oooo, Veee... sdfsdfsdfsd, X, z, z, z, Zeee! Na Aw No Ma ABCeeeeees, blah, blah, ma, ma, ma, Meeee!
This is what it sounds like without Mommy. =-)