well, asher's now 21 months and i'm finally starting to be able to communicate with asher and its making life so much easier! up until march, he said dada for everything (not just dad). his first real word was "this" (dis) and now also says "ella" (i-ya), yes (mm-hmm), no (mm-mm), thank you (gah-gah), and FINALLY-after MONTHS of waiting "MAMA"!!!! ok, he only said mama once, but he said it and he said it about me!!!! yeah!!
he's also signing several words-please, eat, drink, night-night, more.
so its really making life easier when he can communicate his needs instead of just screaming.
he's also getting closer to walking.....maybe by summer...