If he doesn’t speak today, it’s okay.
I know… It just kind of worries me. Did I do something to make him stop talking? Did someone else?
Char, I’m sure he’s just shy. You can keep trying with him, but he’ll say something on his own time. I think as long as he says something before he’s two then we’re okay. I don’t know. How about you bring him over today and we can both attempt to get him to say something? I mean, it might not work, but maybe if we’re both talking to him something will click at some point. I don’t know. I’m just pegging it on our kid is shy.
I don’t know what to think either. Yeah, I’ll bring him over and see if any of us can get something out of him.
Don’t tell anyone, not even Finny. But I’m super scared. The doctor said the baby is going to be huge cause we are both tall, but Finn is like…super tall and fluffy. I think she will not pass from down there, I mean….it’s pretty tiny you know? And Ella will be big and…how is going to pass through there to get born? That’s like impossible!
It’s okay to be scared, B, that’s normal. Maybe Ella will be tall when she’s all grown up, but she probably won’t even be as long as from your fingers to your elbow at this age. It’s possible, pinky swear. Okay, look at it this way: Women and only women can give birth, right? Our bodies are made to have babies, so there’s not much to worry about. Like our bellies get bigger so they can go, when it’s time our bodies will make sure the baby can be born. The nurses and doctors at the hospital are going to help you. It’ll be alright.
Okay. Have you talked to a doctor or anyone about it?
Not really. I asked my mom if maybe he could’ve gotten it from me, but she said I started talking at a normal age so she doesn’t know much about it. I consulted the internet, and some people are saying it’s nothing to worry about, boys sometimes just take longer, and the others are bringing up hearing issues and autism. I don’t want to go to the pediatrician freaking out like another teen parent who doesn’t know what she’s doing.
Does he babble at least?
He used to, but he’s quiet down. He points and make gestures when he wants to communicate, mostly.
That’s not giving me any hope, Charlie. I’m starting to get scared cause if there’s gonna be pain, I don’t want to have Ella. She can stay inside my belly for the rest of eternity.
I’m sorry, Britt, but I don’t want to lie to you. But you definitely want to have Ella. Just imagine, you’ll have a little girl and you’ll find out whether she’s short or tall like you and Finn, or has dark or light hair, what her favorite food is, what her smile looks like. I can’t promise you there won’t be any pain but I can promise you it’ll be worth it.
Ma said I didn’t start speaking till later, and look at me now. I’m sure he’s perfectly fine, Char, he’ll start saying stuff on his own time.
I mean, he’s gotta be perfectly fine. There’s nothing wrong with our kid.
It’s just he’s over a year old by now, he should’ve at least said his first word by now. I keep trying to get him to say things like ‘ball’ or ‘dog’ but he only stares at me. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with him, I just don’t know what would cause him to not speak. Is he shy? A late bloomer?
If Levi just can’t talk yet or can and is just quiet.
I think he should be talking by now. I read him Tennyson and Shakespeare sonnets for two months, he should definitely be talking.
I’ve been trying to read a book about labor but it gets sooo confusing. Like there’s a special breathing and you have to take time between contractions. Can’t babies just go down and be born without pain? I think that way it’d be easier and mommies won’t be so grumpy and emotional and crazy. I hope I don’t get like that. I don’t like pain at all.
No, I’m afraid it doesn’t work like that. I wish. The most I can tell you is to be attentive so you know when it happens and as relaxed as you can be when it is happening.