Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Language explosion

Marshall started saying a few words before he was 10 months old. By 11 months he'd added a few more. Then he kind of just... stopped talking. For almost the next 6 months he'd just point at things and ask "dat?" (that?). We could tell he understood a ton.... he just didn't want to say anything. Every now and then a word would slip out, but for the most part he just wanted us to tell him over and over what everything was called.

That all changed in the last month. Now he won't STOP saying things:) I'm sure I'll forget a few, but here's a list of what he's saying now:

Addy (my sister)
Baby
Ball
Banana (sounds like 'nanana')

Bath (sounds like 'bat')
Beep beep (while pushing a car)
Bird
Bite (sounds like 'bye')
Bottle (went from 'baba' to 'boddle' to 'body')
Boat
Book
Buddy (one of our dogs)
Bye Bye
Car (anything with a wheel is a car. Like the stroller)
Cow
Daddy
Doggy (sounds like 'dah-dee')
Done
Eye
Fan (for some reason he just stopped saying fan and now calls it 'beeeeeeee!')
Gamma
Gampa
Guncka (his word for my Uncle Jeff)
Hat
Hi
Head
Hey
Kitty ('kiddy')
Kiss
Mama/Mommy
Movie (says it perfectly)
Night-night ('nye-nye')
No
Nose
Pretty (what he calls jewelry, fancy buttons etc) 
Read ('reeeee!')
Sheep ('shEEEEE!')
Shoe/Shoes (says perfectly)

Tractor ('car-car')
Truck
Uh-oh (he really draws out the 'ohhhhhhh')
Up
Water ('wa-wa')
Weeeee!
Wow ('wooooooowa')

He also can make a few animal sounds. He ruff-ruff-ruffs at the dogs, and has this demonic sounding "maow-maow-maow" at the cats which is weird cause all our cats have really high pitched meows. He says baa (sheep), maaa (goat), makes this high pitched sarcastic laugh sounding 'neigh neigh' for a horse, moos like a cow, snorts like a pig, cheeps like a chick, makes a car "brrrrrr" driving sound with a few beeps thrown in.

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few but that should be pretty close. Smarty pants!

Usually he just says one word at a time, but sometimes he'll put them together like "night night Daddy," "bye bye Daddy," "hi kitty," "no shoes."  I can't wait until he starts having those cute little toddler conversations:)

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