i would not go so far as to say we have a "talking tula" but we have definitely had our first language explosion this month and i love it! she has started wanting to repeat everything that we say and is trying to communicate more than ever. i captured some pictures to show her favorite words.... because let's face it, when talking about babies, pictures make everything better!
this is tula's clearest word and she says it all day long.... it melts my heart... every time! she also says "Daddy" and "Iby" but of course hearing "Mommy" is my absolute favorite. we are enjoying a snuggle this past weekend and had to capture her being so calm. those calm, still moments are few and far between.
tula loves food and wants to eat fast- just like everything she does! she will say "bite" over and over while rubbing her chest to sign "please" throughout a meal time. she has started saying "peeze" also but it is more time efficient for her to communicate both words at the same time!
"Cack" & "Eye"
don't you love my neighbor's yard art? tula sure does! this caught two words in one. tula loves to read animal books and point to the animals and say their sounds- explaining why duck would clearly be called a "cack." her favorite animals are- ducks (cack), chickens (bock), cows (moo), and doggies (clear as day)!
she also loves to say body parts but watch out or she will violently poke your eye out, pick your nose, or grab your mouth looking for your teeth and tongue. her favorite of all- belly buttons!
as i have said before tula is WILD! she loves to jump and run. she jumps in her bed and is quick to give this plastic doll bed a jump any time she gets the chance.
playing outside after a good rain leads to lots of fun for tula and ivy nearly puking! tula is already pestering her girly big sister by picking up bugs and taking them to her. tula cackles when ivy screams and this just motivates her to keep on doing it! i love the way she said worm without the "r" sound and she calls anything long and brown a "wowm."
tula will adamantly yell, "up, peeze" about many things! she wants up in the high chair, up on the couch, up on the bed, up on the sink, up in the swing, up on the bike, and up in our arms. our girl likes to be exploring and be right with us so usually that requires being "up!"
i love hearing tula's little voice forming. that is one of the things i always day-dreamt about as i held sweet little newborn tula in my arms... what would she sound like? i am getting to hear the unique qualities that make tula's voice uniquely hers!