Hi everyone, I'm new to this board and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Leah, I'm 26, and I have 17 (almost 18!) month old twin boys, Isaac and Gabriel. They were born at 30 weeks and 3 days gestation and spent months in the NICU. They've always been 'appropriately' delayed, meaning hitting milestones for their adjusted age, counting from when they should have been born. But recently they've fallen behind with language. Isaac has just started to say actual words, he says cracker ("cah-cah"), cat, and diaper ("bi-puhh"). Gabe has no recognizable words, he just points and grunts. We had them evaluated by Help Me Grow, and we are on a waiting list to start speech and language therapy. I didn't even know this board existed but I'm glad to find other mamas going who have gone through a similar experience!