We have entered the “No” stage. Hold me!

Would you like a snack? NO! Where’s the kitty? NO! Look at the birdie. NO! Give mama a kiss. MWAH!

That last one is the only thing keeping me sane from all of the NO’s that the little hummingbird has been saying lately.

Usually when I ask her anything, she replies with NO! Even if she just asked me for something and I didn’t hear her, I’ll ask her what she wanted and she’ll say NO!

Holy cow balls!

The hummingbird was a late talker. Since she was about a year old, I was so worried about her lack of speech.

It didn’t help when I would hear other moms say their child started talking at 4 months and was reciting Shakespeare by 10 months. Excuse me a second.


Okay, I’m back. Even though I hear these moms talking about their genius children, I’m still impressed by my little girl’s burps and farts. My child can burp like a grown man and can clear a room with her gassy bum so neener neener neener.

My husband and I knew that she could understand what we were saying and she was able to follow simple instructions. She just wasn’t saying that many words though, most of it was gibberish.

She went for a regular check-up when she was 14 months old and when her pediatrician asked us all the words our daughter could say, my hubby and I looked at each other and showed off our awesome verbal skills by saying Uhhhhhh?

My husband started to remember bits and pieces of how when he was younger, he basically refused to talk. When he was 3 he was only saying about 20 words. His parents took him to specialists and they gave us a copy of the five-page report last November.

After all of these tests and interviews, the report concluded that he just didn’t feel like talking. That’s all it was.

Since this past winter, the little hummingbird has been busting out her language skills and continues to wow us.

When I look back, it seems like she was just taking in all of the speech and then once she was ready, she just started talking. Now she won’t stop talking although we don’t always know what she’s saying.

On Christmas day, one of the presents we got her was a little picnic table. It wasn’t until we played back the video of her with it that we realized she had said table, twice.

We’re obviously very observant not.

As far as her saying NO!, I hope it continues until she’s at least 30. Oh please, oh please!

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6 Responses to We have entered the “No” stage. Hold me!

  1. Marianna Annadanna April 19, 2011 at 09:54 #

    I think I may re-enter the No stage. It’s just easier that way.

    • Elle April 19, 2011 at 12:12 #

      I read your comment to my little girl and she said No! So I guess that means you can’t go back to that stage. 😉

  2. Mandi April 22, 2011 at 08:08 #

    He he he, continues until she is 30! Do you get the why’s yet??? Those have to be one of my faves, ha.

    • Elle April 22, 2011 at 22:22 #

      She hasn’t started the why stage yet and that was the one I was dreading but after hearing no all day, I can’t wait. 😉

  3. Thurieyyah May 6, 2011 at 01:05 #

    Maybe you should turn the table and say NO when she asks you for something LOL … maybe then the WHY will come! Toddlers you just gotta love them …THEY DRIVE YOU CRAZEE!

    • Elle May 6, 2011 at 08:05 #

      I like that idea. 🙂 Usually when she says NO!! I’ll say Yes! but she’ll just say no again. Lol!

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