I was asking Jack which books he wanted to read before he went to bed and he said, "Up," while pointing to a book called Great Day for UP
. However, he calls it "Shut Up
Now that he's talking up a storm these days, I have a list of some of his favorite phrases and/or words:
*Don't touch light. (and then he touches it, of course)
*Don't touch cords. (to Livie when she's near any)
*Don't touch hot stove.
*Zebra, zebra, zebra (his favorite animal, for now)
*DustBuster (he likes to pretend he's cleaning)
*Oh, no! No, no, no!
*Moo, moo go a cow. Peep, peep go Thomas (from his Thomas the Train books)
*Hello (he says it the same way
I do and pretends to talk on the phone)
*I said, "No."
*Cold hands (he said that to me when I had taken him out of his crib one morning, and yes, my hands were cold; now he won't stop telling me I have cold hands, even when I don't)
*I see a car. (while looking out the window)
*No screeching. (he says that after he lets out an eardrum piercing screech)
*A tree (we have five large red maples around our house; he also calls broccoli "trees")
*Up and down
*Feed Sissy (he says that when he helps me give Livie her bottle)
*Don't touch garbage.
*Go to park
*Go lay down! ( to the dog)
*No down (meaning that wants to get down, but knows I won't let him)
*Back and forth
*Peanut toast (that's what he calls peanut butter toast)
*Go poo. Go pee. (no need to explain those)
*Okay, okay, okay, alright, alright. (he says that when he wants to be alone so he can go poop)
*On and off (in reference to lights, TV, or virtually anything with an on/off switch
*Eat food. Go eat food. (he says this to the dog at dinnertime)
*Eat French toast/cookie/cracker, etc. (and inserts any other food item when asking for something to eat)
His voice is music to my ears. He literally doesn't stop talking now. And his singing is in perfect
tune. My boy learns so much each day. I can't even imagine what life will be like in a year. So much has happened in just two months
. He went from saying only a few words to being able to truly communicate his wants and needs. All of this happened without speech therapy, which we still haven't received even though EI said he should get it. Bureaucracy is a bitch.
I really think I just had a late-talker and nothing more. He regressed when Livie was born and has since come out of his shell with gusto. Yeah, he has some sensory issues, but they're very, very mild. Once he gets into a social group, he's going to blossom even more.
I am a very