About a month ago, Michael was barely saying a single word. I was a little worried, although not unduly, because his development elsewhere was spot on. All of a sudden, he started chattering and now has about 20 words. It really is a pleasure to be able to hold simple conversations with him. One such conversation over dinner went as follows:
Me: (brightly) Michael, can you say "spoon"?
Michael: (a little forlornly) No...
Priceless. Before all of these precious first words get lost in the mists of time, I want to make a note of them. Michael can currently say the following:
Xinx (our youngest and most adorable cat)
Cartman (I have a plastic, talking Cartman that I received as a present about a decade ago)
Boots (from Dora the Explorer)
I'm sure I've forgotten some but this is all my memory can dredge up for now. Phil and I are very proud of Michael.