A few months ago, Oscar uttered his first word: Dog. It was momentous, exciting, and thrilling to the ear.
Other words followed: cat, bubble, dog toy (!!), oh no, hi, hello, and he was already saying Mama, Dada, and uh-oh. That's a lot of words for a 13-month-old.
Then came no. NO. And, honestly, I've heard hide nor hare of any of the above words since, except for dog, Mama, and Dada. In fact, some of the words (bubble and dog toy) he only said once and never again.
But, since he'd started with the no-ing, it's like he has no interest in learning or saying any other words. It's all no all the time. I'm trying not to be totally neurotic about this (heh) but I'm a little worried. More about the whole dropping words thing than about the only saying no thing. Saying two words, in addition to Mama and Dada, is not at all uncommon for a 14-month-old. It's more than a lot of them say. Really, that puts him right on track.
But dropping words just reeks of a problem to me. Is it even considered dropping words when they are this young? I don't know. I don't want to Google it because then I'll just end up frantic and convinced my son has speech cancer or something.
He does "talk" a lot, by which I mean carry on babbling in a conversational style. He does this more often than any other kids of his age that I've encountered. And he definitely makes word sounds when "talking," not just funny noises.
I guess I'm just struggling with when am I supposed to get concerned and when am I supposed to just wait and see.
I'm trying to decide whether or not to bring this up at his 15-month PE next month. And, since I'm already thinking about it, I probably will.
I know this is likely nothing. Nothing! My neuroses getting the better of me. I mean, he can't possibly say nothing but no for the rest of his life.