Dylan makes a lot of noises but I wouldn't call it babbling. He doesn't do any, "ga ga," or "ba ba" or anything like that. He does a lot of, "oh' and "uh" sounds. He screeches. HSe makes these, "sst" sounds a lot, too. He very expressive with his face. But when we are out a lot of times he doesn't respond to strangers at all. He just stares at them. When at Sean's change of command ceremony, one of Sean's friends who had never seen Dylan picked him up and held him for a really long time. Dylan just stared at him the entire time. He didn't cry or fuss but he also didn't smile or talk or play with him in any way.
Kellen wouldn't talk to other people even when he was 3 and 4. He used to just stare at everyone, too, or give them the stink face. Kellen wasn't talking in sentences when he was 2. I remember talking to almost everyone about it. I was sort of worried but not really worried enough to do anything about it. Now we can't get him to stop talking. The only issue is that he's still hard to understand. He can't pronounce back of the throat consonants like "g" and "k". They still sound like "d" and "t". He drops the "s" at the beginning of words. He says, "me" instead of "I". But, like Kat said about Gabe, I can recognize progress and development so I not too worried about it. The only thing that's really bothersome is that Kellen gets really frustrated and upset sometimes when we can't understand him.
Dylan only nursed once last night between 11 to 6, I think. I don't actually remember him nursing but I woke up with half my shirt pulled up.
I forgot to mention that Sean and I actually got to go out last night without any kids. Dylan fell asleep just before 6 so I felt comfortable leaving him with Ryan. Ryan's girlfriend came over, too, and she's really good with him so I wasn't worried about him being left sitting on the floor crying.
Sean wants to get a vasectomy. He said he needs my signature to do it. I know it's his body and I don't really have any right to refuse but I don't know if I can sign that paper. We got in an argument about it last night. I got angry because he acted as if the only reason I had ever given him for not getting a vas was so that I could have another baby. He said he doesn't remember anything I said about my concerns about whether or not it's really safe and doesn't have any negative long term effects. It's like he doesn't really listen to me. He must be really mad at me because I didn't set up my coffee this morning like he's been doing since he got back from VA.