Peaks and Valleys. Reminds me of Matthew's communication. Since he said 'mama', we've heard it only a handful of times. Very, very inconsistent. No new words. Some days he'll be very talkative, with lots of babble. Others, he will barely make a sound.
I was hoping that he would have a language explosion after his first word, like when he took his first steps. His gross motor has been like stair steps. He'll make a leap (or step, run, jump, scoot), then plateau for a bit where he practices his new skill, then make another jump. I was hoping for that same pattern for his verbal skills--a word or two, then time to practice, then more words. Instead, he said a word, and then back to nothing, then a sound, then back to nothing, then the word again, then a sound, then back to nothing. It is like a graphic of a heart beating, or the Houston weather. Peaks and valleys.
We are increasingly frustrated, and concerned.
|Alyssa and Matthew bundled up for our morning bike ride to school.|