Josie’s speech is growing by leaps and bounds every day. She does a lot of babbling, peppered with real English and Spanish words.
In the last few weeks we have heard her begin to sing a little bit of “A B C,” for example. She begins the song but cuts it off quickly and gives a little smile.
Today while changing her diaper, I was singing the chorus of “Angels We Have Heard on High.” To my surprise, Josie began to sing it after I finished. It wasn’t exact by any means, but I could definitely make it out.
She seems to learn a new word each day. One that she has been using a lot lately is “paper.” She has begun coloring for her own amusement without help.
Here are a few of her more baby-esque words. I want to record these before I forget them — and before she stops saying them.
- goon-goon: poop
- ja-ja: Mister Rogers
- jag-oo: jacket
- ta: short for mantita, which is Spanish for “blanket”
- jad-zee: Jadzia
- loo-ee: Ludi
- day-day: this is her way of saying bebé, by which she usually means Joseph