Edith has her one-year well check tomorrow and so I got the paperwork inviting me to check off her benchmarks and share any concerns. She isn’t talking yet at all, and I don’t know how much she understands what we say verbally. But she is in a bilingual environment, so it’s difficult to say for sure. On her birthday, I watched as Edith’s nanny prompted her in Spanish to point to all the various facial features on a stuffed bunny and Edith did it readily! We have no equivalent English interaction. So maybe she she is just better at Spanish. Both her nanny and her grandmother insist that she understands everything and also that she is talking some.

I am extremely confident that she knows what she wants and how to get it, and to some extent understanding what I am saying to her does not necessarily serve her interests. So it is very difficult to say for certain what she does and doesn’t comprehend — she is smart enough to play it close to the vest.

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