Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rosie's first word

We've been waiting for a while. I was starting to get a bit worried since all the speechies and the books I read say they should have about forty to fifty words by now. She's almost eighteen months old (well, I guess strictly speaking I should still say sixteen and a half months corrected) and although she's been happily babbling away for ages now, I couldn't say I'd heard a consistent word. She says "Mum-mum-mum" (usually when she's a bit whingey but not always to me) and "Dad-dad" (when she's happier) and I have been thinking lately she is using "Ba-ba-ba" to refer to her special blankey.

But I think this week we do have a definite word.


She loves her shoes and often gets them out when she thinks we are going somewhere. And she has been making a "sh" sound when she is asked to go and get them. But now we have the second half of the word as well.

Hopefully this is the start of many more words to come.


Kath said...

That's exciting. My son started with shoes as his first word, too. Well he said "soos", but I understood after about three times.

Karen said...

Hi Kath, Thanks for stopping in! I thought it was a bit of an unusual first word, nice to hear from someone else with the same experience!

Jenny said...

That was my youngest child's first word too - bizarre! She does love shoes though - clomps around in my high heels (which I never wear, so she may as well go for it!).