…is sick. 🙁 The other night when we were over there for game night, suddenly, out of nowhere, he started to throw up. Yuck! He’s done this before, when he’s had an ear infection. So, yesterday, Trisha took him to the Dr. and sure enough he has fluid on both ears, and he has some bronchial stuff going on, causing him to cough a lot. He is on anti-biotics, so he should be feeling better soon. But, while at the Dr.s office, the dr. asked Trisha if he was talking yet, saying any words. While he does say “words”, (i.e. “ock” for sock, “bu” for bunny, ba-ba, “da” for dog, “eese” for cheese, and my favorite “SaSa” for Alyssa) he doesn’t say the complete word. The Dr.s comment was, “…so he’s not making any sentences yet? Next time he comes in lets test his hearing.” Grrrrr. I’m somewhat aggrevated, so I got on line to check the developmental stage of a 16 month old. It said that a 16 month old might be able to say as many as seven words, but they still rely heavily on non-verbal communication, like pointing, to get you to understand what they want. And, it said that at this stage you can tell they are understanding what you say. For instance, if you ask them to go get the hairbrush, they actually go get it and bring it back to you. Ethan has been doing this for quite a while actually! It seems like he started this stage at 11 or 12 months! I remember Trisha calling me, exclaiming how smart Ethan was, when she asked him where his baby was, and he went and got it out of the toy box and brought it to her! So, I think the Dr. is full of poo. LOL. I think Ethan’s speech is just fine, and I think he’s doing very well developmentally. As far as his ear infections go, those definitely need to be watched since he gets them frequently.