Ludi speaks — and the world listens

Last week Ludi said her first word. It was “Pa.”

But if I hadn’t been there to hear it myself, I don’t know if that’s how it would have gone down in the record books. 🙂

See, not long after she said “Pa,” she started saying “pa” and “ma” and “mama” all together. Yoli and I were both there are she made these babbling noises. Truth be told, she probably said “ma” a lot more. But the very first word was “Pa.”

I am very pleased.

The echo whisperer

In recent months, Jadzia has been greatly expanding her speech capacity in English and Spanish.

She does something now which seems unusual (though maybe other folks out there have experienced this, too). She whisper-echoes Yoli and I when we talk.

For example, if I’m reading a page in a book, after I finish the sentence or paragraph, Jadzia will quietly repeat the last word I said (or an interesting word she heard). She does this all the time, whether we are reading or whether I’m giving her a little speech about something.

It’s kinda cool. It’s as if you can see her brain expanding. 🙂