What Did You Say?

The first word Henry said was “Ma-Ma” and 6 months old.  Then he said “Da-da” at 8 months and added “No-no” at 11 months.  After that we were waiting……and waiting……and waiting for him to learn some more words.

Since turning 16 months old he has added several new words to his vocabulary!  Here is a look at the words in his dictionary.

  • “Mow” (more) – This could mean:
        • I’m hungry and I want something to eat.
        • I ate everything on my plate and want more to eat.
        • I don’t want to eat the food you gave me and want to eat something else.
  • “Naah” (snack) – This is always said with a voice inflection that implies it is a question.  As in: Can a have a supper yummy snack from the pantry?!
  • “Ah-da” (all done)
  • “Oh-no” (Oh no) – This could mean:
        • Oh no, I dropped my toy.
        • Oh no, my shoe fell off.  Can you put it back on?
        • I’m having a hard time putting this toy back together.  Can you help me?
  • “Yay” (yay) – As in:
        • Yay!  This is a fun activity!
        • Yay!  I did it all by myself! (usually accompanied by clapping)
  • “Wohw” (whoa) – As in:
        • Whoa! I almost fell of the sofa!
        • Whoa! Daddy spun me around fast!
  • “Meow” (meow) – It means cat.
  • “Dah” (dog)
  • “Wof” (woof) – He says this to mimic a dog that he hears barking and it is his answer to “what does a dog say?”
  • “Awah” (owl)
  • “Ba” (bird)
  • “Ba” (bear)
  • “Bah” (bath)
  • “Bah” (ball)
  • “Bi” (book)
  • “Di” (diaper)
  • “Goh” (go) – This could mean:
        • I want to go outside.
        • Can we go for a walk around the neighborhood?
        • I want to go for a ride in the car.
        • It looks like you are getting ready to go somewhere.  Can I go too?
  • “Maww” (mouth)
  • “Nooow” (nose)
  • “Ey” (eye)

Right now, no is the word he says most frequently.  It is the answer to almost every questions you ask…..even if he really means yes.

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