Warning: This is a "my blog is my children's baby book" post. It's more for me to remember, so it may be boring to you. ;)
We all know Olivia talked early, and once she started her vocabulary just exploded. She had 40 words by 14 months and 55 words by 15 months, and at that point I just stopped counting because we were way beyond any milestones. Obviously this wasn't "normal", and we never expected any future kids to have these same abilities.
Logan had a few words when he turned 1, but not anywhere near what Olivia did. We didn't expect him to have a language explosion. He seems to excel in motor skills (where Olivia clearly did not). People would make comments about how he was a boy and boys don't talk as early, etc. Plus, he whined way more than Olivia ever did. So I think I took the words he did have for granted. Or didn't notice the amount he had.
We went to his 18 month appointment and they asked about his language skills. I said that he didn't have as much as Olivia did, but that I thought he was fine and pretty average in that department. The doctor responded with "he only has to have 3 words by 18 months". Wow! Well, considering he has some 2 and 3 word phrases he says, I guess we're doing OK.
I never had a list for him like I did with Olivia. But the other day as we were getting ready to leave the house, I noticed that he used at least a dozen words in about a ten minute time frame. So I started making a list of his words.
1. shoe (he's obsessed!)
2. stinky (when he has a dirty diaper)
4. shower (he loves taking them and will try to start undressing if he thinks I am going to take one!)
5. teeth (for asking to brush his teeth)
7. all done/all gone
8. please (I had to teach him this so he would stop whining when he wanted something)
9. thank you
18. pouch (the ones you eat)
20. good bye
22. one, two...
24. uh oh
26. bebo (for his belly button--the name comes from a Sandra Boynton book)
27. let's go
30. clean up (he sings the song)
31. night night
35. let it go (he sings it! which is sort of amazing to me since we haven't seen the movie in forever)
36. go go
38. where'd he go?/ where'd it go?
39. peek a boo
40. there he is
41. roar (from the book dinosaur roar, but he also makes the roar sound for some animals)
He may have more. These are the ones I recorded in a day. Of course, some of them are ones that probably only Michael or I know what he's saying. But he's consistent with these and uses them appropriately.
So he can't recognize his capital letters at 19 months like his sister, but I think he's doing pretty good in the language department... for a boy. ;)