Gwen’s Language

Gwen is 17-months old now and her vocabulary is suddenly exploding. She’s learning new words every day it seems, and speaking in sentences that SOUND like they make sense, to her anyway. Like she’s getting the hang of this “conversation” concept. I just wanted to take a moment to write down all the words she says, some correctly, some in her own little language 🙂

Words she says correctly:

Up
Mom
Daddy (well, “daaa-eeeey”…but close enough)
Pop-Pop
Apple
Bible
Hi (also means “bye” according to her)
Go
Ball
Off

Words she says incorrectly (and what they really mean):

Aff (bath)
Ack (snack)
Wawa (water)
Ock (sock)
Hop (help)
Dis (this)
Ook (book)
At (for both cat and hat)
Ot (hot and out)
Gee (cheers!)

Phrase:

der ee is! (“there it is”, or “there he is”)

Exclamations:

ooooooo!
mmmmm!
whoa!
uh-oh!
boo! (for peek-a-boo)
*gasp*, complete with gasp face, when something exciting is about to happen (like the Cat in the Hat coming on TV, or daddy getting home from work)

She’s still using sign language occasionally for “please”, “milk”, “thank you”, and “sleepy”.

I think that’s all of them. It’s been so fun to watch her learn new things and grow into a little person. It’s an extremely challenging time, with all the meltdowns and whining and screaming and crying, BUT it’s also a time of crazy growth and exciting new things. The talking in real words thing is just blowing my mind. Because just last year she was a tiny little baby that cooed and babbled (like her little brother), and now she communicates with me. With words. How does that happen so fast!?

Tonight she grabbed a book off the shelf and sat in her chair. It was daddy’s book on Biblical Eldership, lol. Once she realized there were no pictures, she lost interest 🙂

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