After I wrote my Quiet post, I got on the phone. Today, I finally left a message for the right person. I talked to the speech pathologist at the school for a while this morning and heard what the process will be and what she thinks will happen from hearing what I had to say.
I am encouraged that the ball is rolling, that help is attainable, that the mountain doesn't look so steep.
I know a speech delay is really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, neither was walking at 18 months. But, it can get overwhelming in the moment.
Answers will come, speech will come.
He really is a great kid!
And he turns 3 on Monday!