It is hard to believe that it's been three weeks since my Some Things to Say post.
It is hard to believe that it's ONLY been three weeks since my Some Things to Say post.
In a nutshell: it wasn't all just-for-that-day.
Joy's speech and all-around developmental burst has continued at an awesome pace. There is literally something new every single day. To put this into perspective, we've had stretches where if there were even one of these new things in two weeks' time, we'd have been over the moon with delight.
Joy is now vocalizing regularly with her signs (more, open, all-done).
She is chiming in at the end of each line of familiar songs if we pause and leave off the last word, including a long-awaited return of the bed-time lullaby chime-ins.
She is waving and speaking both for greeting ("hi!") and farewell ("buh-bye!")
She is imitating familiar words, particularly when prompted.
"Joy, can you say 'coffee'?" (We have a tradition in the grocery that she gets to smell the open bag of bulk coffee beans.)
"Joy, tell me 'gold-fish'!" (Goldfish crackers at snack).
"Want some music?" (Baby Einstein soundtrack on CD).
Besides the songs she chimed in on, here are -- surely just some -- of the words she attempted yesterday, either in imitation (often prompted) or initiation.
Coffee, goldfish, music, candy, kiss, pear, chip, go, open, bye-bye, ball, more, drink, juice, lion, cracker.
Happy, happy Mother's Day!