I have to tell you guys... my 1 1/2 year old is officially the coolest kid ever.
where she got it-- top: downeast basics // vest: gap outlet // scarf: just dawnelle shop // pants: macy's // boots: aeropostale
Our pediatrician had some concerns about him because he hadn't said one word yet by his 18 month check up. I just know that once we're able to communicate verbally, there will be less frustration, so I was a little concerned myself. I worked with him and repeated words so often that I was getting annoyed with myself. He would usually just look at me with a blank stare or laugh and it was SO HARD.
We met with a speech therapist and a child development specialist to evaluate him, and around that time was when that little Carson decided to say his first few words! He went from saying nothing to "wow, uh-oh, mama (in reference to me), hello (ye-yo?), and up!" We still have a lot to work on, but progress is reassuring.
Before I actually had this kiddo, I had no idea how hard things would be. I understood the effort needed to take care of a newborn... they can't do anything for themselves. But I figured he would learn to walk, talk, eat, sleep, all on his own. Why did I think that?! Carson is a natural at some things, but not others. He needs my help and guidance, which requires more patience than I've ever had to use. But can I just tell you how worth it it is to hear your baby finally say a word that you've been repeating to him over and over for several weeks (or months)? I wanted to hug him so hard and kiss his little cheeks and clap and yell "you did it!!" And I actually did do all of those things.
If things came so easy to him, I wouldn't have as much appreciation for his accomplishments, so I'm starting to feel really blessed for all this effort I'm putting forth to help my baby grow and develop. Kids are worth all the trouble, you guys. Plus the happiest I've ever been is watching my sweet little boy in a laughing fit. His happiness is contagious, and I'm just glad I get to be here for all of it.