Anyone who has ever met my daughter knows that she's a talker. At 2.5-yrs-old, she talks like a 5-yr-old. She says things like, "I am fit to be tied!" and "Oh, I agree!" and "Mommy, could you please put on a short video? I don't think we have time for a long video. Maybe on the weekend, but today is not a weekend day, it's a school day!"
She talks. A lot.
I'd been warned that the second child typically starts talking later than the first, and that boys typically start talking later than girls. Since our second is a boy, it seemed like a double-verbal-whammy, and Alex and I remembered to temper our expectations about Sam's verbal skills and vocabulary.
Ali's first word, "book," was at 10 months.
Sam's first word, "ball," was at 8 months.
Way to defy expectations, buddy.
Now, at 14 months, Sam at least 45 words in his vocabulary (I don't even think I've properly accounted for them all). He is talking MORE at this age than Ali was.
thank you (<--- which he says unprompted when you give him something. CUTE.)
agua (<--- bilingual, baby!)
shoe/shirt/shorts (he calls these all "sh")
bock-bock (chicken noise)
baaaa (sheep noise)
maaaa (goat noise)
doodle-doo (rooster noise)
booo (cow noise...apparently cows are scary)
ah-ah-ah (monkey noise)
kitty (he pronounces "titty." Insert joke here.)
--the horse sound made by blowing out between your lips--
brmm-brmm (tractor sound)
whoo-whoo (owl sound)
roar (lion sound)
a-oooooo (wolf howl...he scrunches up his face and closes his eyes. I may or may not ask him what a wolf says many times a day because this is so cute)
(((adding these that I forgot yesterday!)))
go-go (when he wants to walk or go somewhere)
Sam is 14 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days old, and my house is never going to be quiet. Not ever.