So we are quickly approaching Griffin's 18 month "birthday" and appt. He still has zero words. I know that the pediatrician is going to say something about it again, but Orion was the same way and shortly after 2 he burst and was age-appropriate within weeks. I dont want to get Griffin in speech therapy if we/he doesn't need it, but I also don't want to NOT get him help if he does, and if he turns 2 or 2.5 and still has no words and is really behind I am going to feel bad that I never did anything... I am just torn right now.
If I look at him alone, without comparing him to other babies his age - he is happy, healthy and he communicates fine. He can point, grunt, gesture well enough to get his needs across, and picked up some baby sign language in TWO hours :eek:! His receptive language is also awesome, he can understand when I ask him to do two-step (and some three-step) processes (get your shoes and bring them to me), and he can shake his head yes or no in response (although that is a recent development). His physical skills are also impressive, he can run, walk, climb, hop, and much more. He is big into pretend play, and mimicking things we do around the house (talking on the phone, cooking, cleaning, etc)
We do read to him, and talk to him alot. We know to make him "ask" for things before we give them to him, and really get excited with any type of sound or talking. He picked up the baby sign language pretty well but I am not as great at teaching it to him, because to be honest I just dont think about talking that way and its hard to remember to do the signs all the time.
I just feel like I am in a limbo and no matter which way I choose to go, I am worried I will feel guilty about it later... Anyone elses baby still have no words?