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Monday, July 16, 2007

Hard Parenting Decisions

The picture above is SOOC. Roan loves to be topless--this part of Roan is all Choua. The angle of this picture is a little distracting, but I just love how it is so 'Roan'. Today, he just wasn't himself. I hate the helpless feeling you have when you know that something is off in your child, but you can't put a precise finger on it. I hope he's feeling better tomorrow.

Roan is still not saying much. He speaks and has been since before he turned one, but he really doesn't say much. He's 26.5 months now. At this two-year appointment, his pediatrician was not concerned since he says things and even puts a couple of words together, but I asked for a referral. I haven't called yet. I think calling would have meant that there is possibly something wrong with my beautiful, perfect child. However, I think I have to face the truth.

The words he does say are the most polite ones possible: please, thank you, sorry, and excuse me, or rather, his versions of those words. And he babbles a lot! I try not to compare him to other children his age. And for the most part, I don't as I really was not in a hurry to have him talk. My nieces and nephew spoke early and a often. I don't know how I can answer and deal with all of the questions that come with talking. Alas, it is time to call on the experts and put my fears to rest.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

awww--i'm sorry i missed you guys this weekend. i heard you stopped by auntie's house for a bit but i didnt have a chance to get over there til sunday. maybe next time...

maybe ro-ro is just a quiet kid? i'm sure everything will be fine.

Kaohly Her said...

It's hard not to compare. Remember that boys and girls develop differently. Most of your gages are probably your nieces so it's not accurate.

Roan is probably just fine but it wouldn't hurt to get a professional opinion to put your mind at rest.

Missy said...

I'm not sure why, but it seems like every parent of a 2 year old boy is worried about their verbal skills. Seriously, this is about the 6th time I've heard someone talking about it this week. I'm guessing Roan is doing just fine and that he'll start talking more soon. If it makes you feel better to talk to a professional, go ahead, but I really think he's just fine. :)

Michelle said...

i have an interview in atlanta at the end of august. so we will see. i guess at this point i'm willing to go anywhere--except home. haha.

Kerry said...

Are you teaching Roan 2 languages or do you solely speak to him in English? I know from our experience and that of some of my husband's cousins, that those learning 2 languages (for us Thai and English) took longer to speak either one fairly fluently. It will click on though so I am guessing it really isn't an issue or something you potentially need worry about.