I have posted on here a few times about my DS1 ( 28 months old) speech delay. In December last year he had grommets inserted as it turned out he glue ear in both ears. Before the op he didn't even say mum or dad. He now says mummy, daddy, dog, nanna, rain, pop, dog, cat, clock, car, hot, arm, hand, more, Harry, duck etc etc. He has started saying "mummy gone" when I go out. He still talks alot of jibberish but he is now saying alot more words. He knows all his body parts if we ask where they are he points to them all.
Sometimes I can't help but still worry about Mild Autism. He is incredibly stubborn doesnt like help with things at all. He loves doing chores/jobs and doing things the "correct" way. For example when I take him to daycare he walks to the door and waits for me to press the security code in. But if someone is being polite and holds the door open for me he wont enter until the door is closed and I press in the code. When we go to the grocery store he pushes the trolley around (its not a kids trolley but a medium sized trolley) I am not allowed to touch the trolley to help steer it. When we get to the check out he puts all the groceries on the belt for me(I cant help). He remembers roads to places in the car and gets upset when he realises we arent going where he wants to go (Nanna and Pops). At daycare he will get the broom and start sweeping the sand back into the sandpit in the afternoon (this is what the teachers do) he remembers this by himself. He remembers what different cereal everyone eats and gets bowls and spoons for everyone at breakfast time. If he spills something he gets a tea towel and wipes it up. Picks his owns clothes out and throws a tantrum if we dont put on what he wants.If I havent started cooking dinner and he is hungry he will get the pots and pans out. If we are at a playground/playcentre and he finds rubbish he has to put it in the bin. The other day when we were at the indoor play centre a man forgot to pick up his wallet off a seat (I didnt even notice) and he went and gave the man back his wallet. He refuses to enter his new room at daycare, we have to go through his old room then into the new one ( door inside connects to new room).He even got upset one day I parked on the otherside of the carpark at daycare (threw a tantrum). He has a shower by himself (I sit beside the shower and watch. Its not because he doesnt want me touching him its because he wants to do it by himelf) he washes his hair and body by himself.
He is the only child in his class at daycare that doesnt have a sleep. He has so much energy litterally constantly moving. He has really good co ordination can throw and kick balls. Jumping and he loves balancing on things. I guess I just worry in regards to speech and he seems to notice alot of things most kids dont. Or is it he is very independent/spirited?
Sorry for the novel.