I know that part of my personality includes a quirk for worrying, but I need some advice:
Anderson isn't talking, and I don't know what to do.
He's almost 13 months old and he has no vocabulary. No "Mama" or "Dada",just nothing but, "Eh" which has earned him the nickname of "Caveman" around here.
Jackson walked and talked very early, and I know that each child is an individual, but it's hard for me to realize that Anderson is beyond a year old and not speaking at all. We read books to him, and we always talk to him to narrate what is going on. I'm not worried about his hearing because responds to things we say, (especially if he gets fussed at) and he looks at us when we are talking. Hearing is definitely not the problem. I brought this up to our pediatrician at his yearly checkup, and she wasn't concerned. She said we would follow up and see how he's doing at 15 months. That, my friends, is 2 months away, and I am sick of worrying about this.
Here are a few of my thoughts:
1. We know he has an issue with his upper frenulum that will be addressed in September, if not sooner. I don't think that is causing him to not speak, like it could if he were tongue tied and the frenulum was attached on the bottom.
2. Maybe he's not talking because Jackson talks so much, and he can't get a word in edgewise.
3. Maybe he's just stubborn and he knows that he's worrying me.
I know this may seem silly to some of you veteran mothers out there, but this business of him not speaking is really getting to me. And yes, I'm aware that I'll probably look back on this in a few months when he's talking up a storm and want to kick myself for not loving the quietness.
But for right now, this Mama needs some motherly advice or words of wisdom...
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