We've officially scheduled our first speech therapy appointment. Things will finally get started this Monday. I'm anxious to see what she'll do and if he'll cooperate.
He's communicating so much more these days and he's starting to pick up more signs. We've always used signs here and there, but he's learning them so much quicker now. He knows and uses the following: more, drink, eat, cookie, all done, please, help, banana, and cheese. I try to add a few new ones each week. Right now we're working on thank you, grapes, and milk (which he actually used to know as a baby.) The signs have helped decrease the grunting and that's good for my sanity!
He says a few words too, although they're still not very clear. Train, tractor, and truck all sound the same. He says car, down, hi, hello, and dad. He also says "Where did it go," which is super cute because he throws his hands up when he says it.
Still no "mama" yet, but I think I'm going to teach him the sign. If I can't hear him say it, at least I'll get to see him say it!