Oh and I have heard from others who have the same issue with their sons (apparently the line "boys walk first, girls talk first" is true). They feel like their boys are intelligent and can communicate just fine non-verbally. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one in this boat!
So here are the words Elijah signs (official ASL and his own):
The words Eli says:
mama (odd how I didn't think of that first... although he only says it when he wants my attention)
EDIT: uh-oh (...over and over again. How could I forget uh-oh?)
These are all the words I can think of right now (pretty sure there's more), and a lot of them he both signs and says but I think this is a good demonstration that Eli can communicate verbally if he wants to. I'm sure one day I'll look back and long for the times when he didn't talk so much... So I'm trying to enjoy it now!
Eli signing more during the "More More More" song on Baby Signing Time Vol. 1
Watching the "Diaper Dance" song on Baby Signing Time Vol. 1