You’re becoming more and more vocal these days, which has been a huge source of entertainment for everyone. Somewhere in between all the grunting and yelps are actual words, or more often the case, attempts at words. In the beginning, I just thought it was all gibberish and your mother was hearing more than was actually being said, but you definitely are using sounds and words to tell us something.
Although we taught you some signs and you’ve been communicating a little bit with those, it’s always fun seeing you have another form of expression, which sheds more light on your personality. For example, you know what you want (a trait we all think came from your mother) because you’re not shy about telling people you’re “done” with them (e.g., you want them to leave) or repeatedly yelping “nai” for mommy milk.
In no particular order, here’s a list of your early vocabulary:
- “Stuck” – it’s the book you’re most drawn to. I bought the book and I would like to put on the record after your mom’s first read-through of it, she thought it was so dumb. But she’s since come around and enjoys it now.
- “Help” – usually when you’re standing by the windowsill and want to be lifted up to sit on it like your dog.
- “Nai nai” – Chinese for milk. You use this one a lot. Like A LOT.
- “Done!” – exclamation point is part of it. Very forceful declaration no matter the occasion.
- “More” – you said this word once in mimicking your grandpa as he chanted “We want more” in relation to food. You proceeded to cry after surprising yourself by saying it.
- “Hello” – like a mythical creature, we’ve heard you say it clearly one time and have yet to hear it again or anything remotely close to it.