I know Ive blogged about this before… but its weighing on me today – after Owen melting down again over who knows what. He just wont talk hardly any.
I was sitting in bed just wondering “maybe something is wrong…” – “maybe that dr. was right when she said he needed to see someone in regards to speech.” – maybe this… or that.
I got out of bed and thought I would look up some old videos of Caleb… because I knew he was a late talker as well… and even though he picked up sign really good and was able to use that – he didn’t talk good until like age 3. So I thought.
I found this video of Caleb talking a little bit at age 2. It sounds so much like Owen and his mannerism as well!
I then looked up a video of Taite at the same age..
There is a significant difference…
I hate I am comparing kids. I’m not trying to. I just worry I suppose… I don’t want my children to ever be behind… and I feel as if maybe I havent invested as much time with Owen’s vocab as I did the others.
Then again I invested all my time with Caleb and he still talked late. I use to blame that on the fact he was the 1st born. I figured Taite talked earlier because he had a brother who talked non-stop by that point… but here we are with Owen who has two talking brothers – yet he barely says any thing.
Here are the words that come to mind that he says.
I ant some (I want some)
Uh (yes) – same as Caleb at this age
Byper – Diaper
Choo Choo (for train)
and I really think that is about it.
Thats about it in the signing dept.
I will probably get a lash out from comments on this post. I don’t want that. Im just a mom who is concerned… and I know I am probably just over analyzing things… but its a struggle for me right now.
I use to think “maybe its the vaccines” – Maybe thats why Caleb talked so late, he after all got his vaccines. Taite got zero…
Owen though hasn’t had any either – so it can’t be that.
Maybe he just really takes after Caleb in this dept… and its totally normal – and there will be a day in a year or so that he will be just like Caleb and never stop talking :)
I just feel for him right now… because he really is so frustrated he cant communicate what he wants. He can’t even tell us he is hungry with his words… he will pull on the fridge door or point to fruit on the table… but he has never said eat, or hungry or anything like that to us.
Forgive my rambling.
Hurtful comments will be deleted. I am up for hearing from mothers with similar experiences… or any with advice. We have no health insurance… so taking him to any sort of specialist is out of the question… we just could not afford that.
Owen is so sweet.
He takes direction well.
Go get your shoes… shut the door…. get your blankie… go see Caleb… he understands things when we talk to him… its just the communicating back he just doesn’t grasp yet.
I’m just putting it out there. Throwing out the burden I feel – just fearful. I know my fear is not good. Living in fear never is. As a mother though, it is hard not to worry.