Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Avery Updates...


Avery went for her 2 month well visit. And, since I use this blog as an online scrapbook I just wanted to say for the record that she is 23.5 pounds (15th percentile), 35 inches long (over 50th percentile) and doing great. The only area I am concerned with is her speech. As I've mentioned before, she doesn't talk much at all (unlike her mama!) and can say probably 30 words or less. The chart at the office said that she should be saying 300 words and talking in simple sentences (which I've only heard her do twice). Dr. K said if I'm concerned it is probably best to start speech therapy, just so she can be evaluated (to confirm there are no hearing issues, etc.). So, I am looking into that, but I also agree with most people who say, "She'll start talking when she's ready." After one year, you aren't supposed to use being a preemie as the reason for being behind on developmental goals, but I still feel like she may just be 3 months behind! 


I'm so proud of my beautiful little, strong willed toddler. She is such a miracle in our life and I can't imagine life without her. More birthday posts to follow!

5 comments:

Mallory said...

every single kid is different, and i don't think you need any chart to tell you when avery "should" talk. you are right that she is just strong willed and will only do it when SHE wants =)

besides, albert einstein didn't start talking until he was THREE =)

Too Many Hats said...

I know they all develop at their own pace, but it really wouldn't hurt to get her evaluated and it should be free through your state's early intervention program.

Baylee's Mommy said...

She is itty bitty! Baylee went to the doctor this week because I thought she had an ear infection. They weighed her at 28 pounds and she is 2 1/2. And I though she was tiny!

Martha Compton said...

Just my 2 cents...early intervention can't hurt, it can only help. We are very happy with Campbell's speech therapy and have seen lots of progress!

Penny said...

I agree with Mallory, as usual. It couldn't hurt to ask a therapist, but most of them that work with the children at our school have said they don't evaluate speech until they turn three. I told you Mason didn't really "talk" more than a few words until right before he turned three and, despite the fact that I'm his Mimi, he is brilliant--- so there. =)
You can not shut the boy up now.