So we had our 18 month check up yesterday (a month late). Gus is still dead average weight (26lbs/12kilos), a bit taller than average and still has his big head. But one of the standard questions the nurse asked was, “he knows 20 words, right?” And we both went, um, yes? And when she popped out we quickly turned to each other and counted them up:
dada, mama, banana, yeah, no, water, almond, dog, a, b, book, gogo, ball, wall, hat, eye, ear, nose, and bath.
That’s 19. Then we wondered if we could count signs and grunts. Or his little stutter he makes for ‘tractor’. Yes, we decided, tractor counted.
When the doctor came in, he said that yes, it was something to watch but then assured us that unless he has other signs of disconnection, it was fine. And later Gogo told Charles that he didn’t make a sound until he was 2.5 (I think that was supposed to be a comfort). Not that we’re worried. We’re really not.
But it’s as if all this attention to it has kicked something into gear because today he added ‘baby’, ‘nut’ and ‘please’.