Theo’s vocab is blowing up every day. There are things he says that I don’t understand, but many more that I do. I’ve been trying to remember his first real words, and not just da-da-da-da, because it was more of a sound than a word back then. The first things I remember him really saying unprompted were “moo” and “shoe,” which sounded more like “oooh” and “tsoo.” Here’s the list of things I can think of off the top of my head that he’s saying now.
moos when he sees a cow
oinks like a pig when he sees one
pence (his cousin, Spencer…usually sounds more like “piss”) haha!
woofs like a dog when dogs or puppies are mentioned/seen
hoots like an owl when owls are mentioned or seen
roh-ro (Rocco, the babysitter’s dog)
wawa (water, wagon, waffle)
nigh-nigh (night night)
bun-bun (stuffed bunny)
boo (boo, blue)
bi-pah or sometimes pie-pah (diaper)
chirps when he sees a bird
cake (cake, pancake)
pa or pa-pa (pacifier)
hay (hair, head)
cock (clock! I swear!)
bi (bike, motorcycle)
ssss (snake, Sylvie – our cat)
and finally, the occasional s-bomb…shet… (we may need to clean up our language now…could be worse, right?)
He has words for belly, belly button, bagel, walk, circle, mailbox, camera and other words that I can’t think of how he pronounces them. I’m sure there are more that I’m forgetting. If there aren’t more today, there will be by tomorrow. I love watching him learn and make connections at this age. It’s so much fun and really cute how he whispers new words when he is trying them out on his tongue.
What do you think? Is he talking a lot for a 17 month old or is this pretty typical?