R. is going through her first noisy phase that doesn’t involve crying. Her mouth is forming words just about from the minute she gets up until she falls asleep. I don’t understand a lot of what she is saying, especially when she is playing on her own. But it has the quality of sentences and there are words there.
When she asks for something she will repeat it over and over again. I imagine this might get annoying eventually, but I have to say I enjoy every word. She has been singing for longer than she has been talking, but now she can sing an entire song, both on her own and along with the CD or television.
The same child who was hitting us when we said no just a few months ago is talking back. That’s right, when we say no bubbles she’ll say yes bubbles.
She strung together her first sentence (rather than using a complete phrase she has been taught). She said And now chocolate and pointed to the cookies.
Before Christmas R. caught me with a stuffed Big Bird on my computer screen and ever since she demands to see it again. You know how Amazon makes suggestions based on what you are viewing? Well she figured that out and after she asks to see Big Bird she’ll ask for all the other characters.
She used to do this by just saying the name of the character and pointing if I didn’t do it fast enough. She started saying Look at this Elmo, or Look at this Zoe followed by pointing.
She is saying yuck and ewwww to foods she doesn’t like. She says cold when she is cold and she says smell when she smells something unusual.
I feel like we are seeing the beginning of her asking questions. She takes my finger and points to things that she wants to know what they are. It is usually Sesame Street characters, but it has been other objects too. I think I’m going to have to name the guys in Hoot’s band, she’s not happy I don’t know the real name for each of them.
She’s actually asked why a few times. I’m never sure if that is really what I’m hearing, but it sure seems like it. The last time she was asking for a donut and I told her we did not have any and she said why? I didn’t respond and she tugged on me to make sure I was paying attention to her and she said it again.