Greyson has been talking up a storm lately, he is saying over 60 or so words and saying new ones daily, just learned 3 new ones today. I am so very happy that he is loving to communicate but at the same time it really makes me sad about Addi. They probably know around the same amount of words at this point, Addi connects them more than Greyson because she knows phrases (like "Are you alright?", "I'm okay.", "What's wrong?", "How are you?", , but Greyson says them much clearer. The biggest difference though is, understanding and responses. Greyson really understands a lot and responds correctly when asked things. Addi really doesn't respond or communicate. It is just really getting me down lately. She talks on her own terms which isn't all that often and doesn't like to be forced, so it is making her growth go very slowly.
I know I have been going on about it for forever (way too many posts written on this subject), but it's just a huge issue right now that doesn't seem to be getting much better. I would just love to be able to have communication with her as I do my 1 year old. It is just so sad, she is almost 3. I just wish there was more I could do, or a quick fix. How do you make someone do something they don't want to do or maybe feels they can't do? I am just so tired of worrying about it constantly. I want to understand her and for her to understand me. I don't want her to start realizing that she is behind and I worry that with Greyson's speech getting better everyday, she will realize it soon. I just adore her so much and want to know what goes on in the cooky head of hers. She is turning into the sweetest little girl, hugs and kisses for days, she is obsessed with the outdoors (seriously my Mom calls her her little flower child, Addi would just live outside if she could, playing in the dirt, picking flowers and dancing around inhaling them). I am trying with all my might to stay patient and to keep trying to help her learn to talk. Just hoping for a break through at some point. :/