So, if you've read this blog for awhile (I'm sure there's someone out there who has), you may remember that we had a lot of concerns about JJ's speech when he was younger. He didn't really say much until he was almost two and even at that, he wasn't really putting sentences together or speaking coherently for sometime after that. He was even still hard to understand when he turned 4 back in February, but something had switched on at that point and he suddenly began speaking a lot better on his own. We even canceled his appointment to be evaluated with the school system. After he was finally potty trained, he started preschool in April and it was a only a mere couple of weeks before we saw the difference. We could have conversations with him. He was speaking almost perfectly. It was amazing and I'm still in shock at how far he's come in such a short amount of time. Just imagine if we had put him in preschool earlier?? (We couldn't; potty training is the worst)
Kathryn, on the other hand, is only 18 months and she seems to be talking up a storm (comparatively, anyway). She says lots of words and tries to repeat almost everything we say. She's been saying "thank you" and "let's go" for some time now. She recently added "give me that" to her repertoire, which isn't my favorite, but at least it's something! She says 'mommy, mommy, mommy' a lot. A lot. Usually when she's ratting out her big brother for doing something she doesn't want him to be doing. They generally play very well together, but sharing is a big issue, as one would expect. She is also really funny to watch football with. She likes to copy her daddy and she will clap and yell "Yay!!" and "Go, go, go football!" and "touchdown!"
Her speech level is likely right on point for her age, but comparing her to JJ at this age just makes her talking blow my mind. My little girl is pretty sassy, so I have plenty enough to worry about with her, I'm glad her speech isn't one of them! :)