…when he is ready



According to this week’s BabyCenter (www.babycenter.com) update this is what they have to say about a 19 month old ( Week 1)

What’s your toddler doing? At around 19 months, your toddler begins to understand when things don’t conform to grownup ideas. She’ll laugh at something that’s obviously wrong — like calling a giraffe a zebra or calling a brother a sister. She’ll also notice when something isn’t quite right, like an eye missing from her stuffed bear or a new stain on the carpet.

Although you’re probably still understanding less than half of what your toddler says, she’s getting a handle on most of the words you use around her. She’s also having a vocabulary spurt and putting together pairs of words, like “Me go” or “You put.”

This is soooooooooooooooo far from where Corrigan is, in regards to speech, that I first laughed…and then had to walk away to keep from crying.

I looked back in the archives and found that the month/week that he most closely corresponds to is this one

Your 11 month (week 1)
Wordlike sounds are now spilling out of your baby, and he’s able to use some of them meaningfully. As his brain continues to develop, so does his ability to reason and speak.

Encourage your baby’s interest in language and his understanding of two-way communication by being an avid listener and responding to his sounds. To polish his memory skills, play games like patty-cake and peekaboo.

“Wordlike Sounds”

That is more like it…though moving ahead slightly he also kind-of fits in here

13 months old (week 1)

How your life is changing: Communication with your 13-month-old is getting more sophisticated all the time. She’s probably got the hang of “Dada,” “Mama,” and a few other recognizable words, though she’s still quite good at making her desires known without much vocabulary. When she wants down, she’ll point down; when she wants your attention, she’ll tug your shirt. She’s also understanding a good percentage of the simple language you use around her every day, so be sure to talk to her and read to her as much as possible.

By the way, I don’t know why my child seems to always be a “she” in the updates but so be it.

Corrigan will tug on my pants and hold his arms upward when he wants picked up.

“Say UP, Corrigan”

“Mommy won’t pick you up until you say UP, Corrigan”

“say UP”

Good grief this has been uttered a gajillion times in our house. To the point that he just waits me out patiently and then, eventually, walks away from me. He is either super stubborn or couldn’t really care less if I picked him up.

A few months ago he started to say “Up!” though it was more “uh”

now? nada.

He babbles. I mean he really babbles. In fact, his therapists haven’t been out since Christmas but labeled his babbling as “purposeful”…meaning, I suppose, that he is obviously trying to communicate, add inflection during his “talking” and seems to mean something when he says it.

He also is making wonderful, consistent and prolonged periods of eye contact…so they won’t even talk about an autism-like issue. 

“They” say that he just isn’t ready yet and that he will talk when he is ready. That he is exhibiting all of the signs and is progressing. It is only a matter of time.

So I cling to that.

I just get to listen to the babble a little longer.

In the meantime, lets look here…

Your 25-26th month old

It’s potty time
Is it time to potty? Most 2-year-olds can’t stay dry all day and all night, but many are ready to begin the potty training process. Once you get under way, watch for these signs she’s making progress:
• Willingness to use the potty when asked or on her own, even if she sits on it without any results….

Woo hoo….an overachiever ( or fluke, what-ev-er,  we look for “wins” where we can get ’em around here) on the throne.

It’s Potty Time….ex-ce-llent!


As always today’s 365 photo post is over here

8 thoughts on “…when he is ready

  1. Potty training oh the joys of it heehee not! My little man is soon to be 18 months and i’ve tried to train and he gets it but becomes distracted fast and annoyed even faster. We will be starting again soon we have the “chonies”-underwear ready and they are his fav characters so you know hes excited to rock them. good luck to u on creating this new milestone!


    • Ruby,
      Oh I imagine, like everything with Corrigan, it is something he does a few times and never does again. Much like his love of the letter “h” and properly inserting it in the alphabet song at the correct time. Oh, and how he used to say Mama and mean it.

      No pressure though…one thing that never works with Cor is too much pressure…or too much excitement from mama…must.remain.neutral.

      Good luck training your little man! My oldest wasnt fully potty trained until 3 years 2 months of age…*sigh*


  2. I hear the worry in your voice. I know, I’ve been in that familiar place. Try not to get too hung up on what milestones the doctors say he should be at. You know your child the best, and you said it perfectly: When He’s Ready.
    Stop on by if you get a chance. My post today speaks about my little guy as well (now 6 years old).


  3. JDaniel was behind in the large motor skills. The verbal skills he has been on time for. I talk all the time to him and now he talks all the time too. I love that he can say things like Jesus. Thanks for stopping by.


  4. I get those updates too but now, with my third child, I usually just delete them. It’s hit and miss and most of the time I read about what my child isn’t doing yet. In fact, that’s been a blog post sitting in the back of my head for awhile now. I do appreciate the general guidelines but they are just that – guidelines, from a website no less. I’d stick to what the doc says.
    Have a great day!


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