Allison Williams reflects on son’s early years and jokes about forgetting his first words

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During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Allison Williams opened up about her son’s early years, revealing that there were moments when he attempted to communicate things she wished she had understood at the time. Williams shares her two-year son Arlo with fiancé Alexander Dreymon, 40.

‘He was trying to tell us so much’

“A lot’s changed since the last time . . . Arlo! You have a baby, who is turning 2 in November. How is it?” the host Seth Meyers asked Williams during a Thursday epsiode. “It is so wild. He’s like a full — when I watch baby videos of him now, it feels like I’m watching him trapped in a body that didn’t perform in the way that he needed,” Williams said, reflecting on how much he has grown.

“I watch him make the sounds newborns make and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, he was trying to tell us so much.’ And we didn’t know! We just thought he was . . . you know, had a dirty diaper or something, but he was trying to ask very complex questions,” the ‘Get Out’ actress said.

“Yes. It is funny how you can . . . you can’t think . . . you can look backwards. You can see him now and you can’t project forward. But you can go, ‘Oh yeah, you were gonna be this the whole time,’ ” Meyers stated in response. “Yeah, and he is just consistently that guy,” Williams replied.

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Allison cannot remember her son’s first words

During her appearance on TODAY With Hoda & Jenna, Williams was asked about her son Arlo’s first words. The “M3GAN” actor admitted, “Is it bad that I can’t quite recall? It might have been ‘Hi,’ which he used for a lot of things for a little while.” Jenna chimed in, reassuring her that it’s common for parents to forget their children’s first words.

Williams elaborated on her son’s early attempts at speaking, explaining that while he uttered a few words, none of them were entirely distinct. She playfully recounted one word she distinctly made out, which left her feeling slightly exasperated. “For the longest time, it was ‘dada,'” Williams chuckled.

She humorously recalled discovering a journal entry from the time when her son’s vocabulary was primarily “dada,” and it was filled with a humorous frustration, exclaiming, “They brought him into the world, and he hasn’t uttered my name yet. How dare they?”