It started a couple of months ago. It was subtle and not very obvious.
"Mmmmommy, may I please go play with Maddie?" Baby Girl would ask.
Then, it got a little more pronounced, but only when she was truly excited.
"I I I I I I I I I I I love that song!" Baby Girl would say when I would play a Wilco song in the car.
Over the past couple of weeks it has become more pronounced and this week, every sentence is starting with a very long stutter, especially questions.
"Can can can can can can can can can can may may may may may may may I please have some raisins?"
I feel horrible about this. Everyone is telling me that it is perfectly normal for kids to stutter and they outgrow it. My pediatrician told me not to worry about it. But if it's perfectly normal, why is it getting worse? And the worse it gets, the more annoyed I get. And then I feel like an absolute shithead for being annoyed that it took her almost an entire minute to tell me urgently that Peaches threw up. I already knew she threw up because she threw up on ME. But I waited there, puke dripping off of me and the baby because I thought Baby Girl had something really important to say. She did--it just took her awhile to tell me.
I am trying really hard to not guess what she is going to say and finish her speaking for her. I did that in the beginning and it was upsetting her. Sometimes I keep thinking that I am causing her to stutter because I am constantly correcting her speaking or making her say things over again using manners.
I nearly cried today when she said, " I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I--"
"WHAT, BABY GIRL?!?!?" I yelled. "WHAT are you trying to say????????"
"I I I I I I I I really love you Mommy."