The Moments We Celebrate!

If you listen really closely, you can hear him say, "Ba." (Don't mistake it with "boo" at the very beginning!)  "Ba" means BALL! Later, every time we watch this little video, he says "ball" more and more clearly!  He did walk very early, but he hasn't been in much of a hurry to talk--each word is still pretty exciting around here!


maryanne @ mama smiles October 21, 2011 at 5:07 PM  

Milestones like this are always very exciting!

And he's adorable =)

Jansen Family October 22, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

Thanks, Maryanne! We do love milestones, don't we?!


Chic Homeschool Mama October 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM  

Well milestones are always so exciting- so cute!

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious October 24, 2011 at 10:36 AM  

Oh my gosh!!! This is so precious! It's so refreshing to see tots play. And this is a great video for you to save and share with him later.

Nicki October 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM  

Awesome!!!! Congrats! My son said, "Bweee!" when he was 18 months in reference to a bird. We were so excited that he talked! Then he didn't say another comprehensible word for another 18 months. Grrr. Now he is 13 and his word comprehension and use is a "bit" larger than I prefer! =)

Jansen Family October 24, 2011 at 1:25 PM  

Chic Homeschool Mama, I think it's even more exciting when I manage to catch them on video!

Alisha, I agree! Their play is just priceless, and it goes away so fast!

Nicki, I can't tell you how reassuring stories like that make me feel! Seriously! BALL is his fourth word, and he's almost 17 months. I compare him to his sister (who was very verbal--practically in complete sentences by his age!) and I start to worry about speech delays! I know every child has their "thing," and Harry was walking very early, but I still appreciate hearing about kiddos who took their time talking and turned out fine! ;)


Lindsay October 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

Love moments like this! Super cute.

Nicki October 27, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

He definitely took his time. When he was 3, the pediatrician wanted him tested but I just had a gut feeling that 1)The test would be a headache for all involved (since it took 3 people to hold him down just for the doc to look in his ears) and 2)He would develop just fine, albeit a little later than the doc thought he should. His kindergarten readiness test went horribly. As my husband and I stood in the hall outside the test room, all we heard was my son screaming at the top of his lungs, "I don't wanna!!!!" over and over again. However, he was accepted into kindergarten none-the-less and by day 3, he was interacting and SPEAKING CLEARLY with everyone just fine. We realized that he didn't talk at home because he had no reason to. My daughter could read him like a book and gave him everything he wanted before he even asked. All he had to do was whine or grunt. I did the same thing and never realized it until I watched a home video of myself!

Nicki October 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM  

I am not implying that you or your daughter are holding your son back by any means! I was just sharing what I found the issue was with my son. I re-read what I wrote and realized it may have come across that way. =)

Jansen Family October 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM  

Thanks, Lindsay! They are fun!

Lol, Nicki...I'm so not offended! I've actually considered a very similar thing with Harry. He communicates VERY well with grunting and pointing that he has very little need to actually speak. I'm also suspicious that some weak tongue muscles might make it harder for him to form some sounds...often when he relaxes, he rests his tongue outside his mouth (more than other kids his age). I think that that, combined with less need to actually speak really end up in him taking his time. ;) Though, since I posted this he has started saying "ti-" for "tickle." We are making's just slower than I'd expect. If you check back, though, I do have a question for you...after your son started talking did he need any kind of speech therapy to help make up for the missed practice time? I've thought about calling this place that does speech therapy for toddlers, but (for obvious reasons!) I haven't yet. But, it makes me wonder if I'm just delaying the inevitable. ;)