Linnea has gone from 0 words to having 5 “words” over the past week or 10 days. It’s mind blowing. “Mama” is the only clear one, but she also says “caa” (cat), “gog” (dog), “ga-gar” (Dar dar, for Darwin), and “ba ba” (bye bye, complete with a wave). She also signs “milk” and “more,” and I regularly have to remind myself that she understands what I’m saying even if she doesn’t have the ability to answer verbally. For example, Rachel discovered that if we warn her that we’re going to wipe her nose, she is much more compliant than if we just swoop in with a tissue. It’s exciting to feel like we’re actually able to communicate in the same language. Now I just can’t wait until she can tell me why she’s crying!