- She can do many more animal impressions, and says certain animal names (no no monkey! from 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed)
- She says and identifies eyes, nose, mouth/lips. She identifies others (hand, ear, stinky feet).
- She says mommy and papa regularly.
- Still getting hugs ... now with kisses!
- She's still a honey badger and still don't give a shit.
- She still dances and loves the telephone.
- She signs and SAYS "more" and "please" and "all done" ... working on Thank You. Finally says milk. And "bubble" (which I think is bottle.)
- The tantrums... the oh my god so dramatic tantrums. Just... wow. But she still recovers and moves on relatively quickly.
- Word most often spoken: UP-EEE. Followed closely by MY!!!!! and NO NO MO!
I love this phase -- she's in full blown expressive language explosion. When Lionfish cries, she says "[her word for LF] cry." But if she falls and gets hurt, she says "Baby cry." She also says "outside" and probably a dozen other words I'm not thinking of right now.
I also dread this phase. She's into absolutely everything. I find myself having to redirect her a whole lot, and even then, having to say NO a lot more than I'd like. Generally, I try to save my elevated voice for safety issues, but it seems she gets herself into "OMG AAAAAAH" situations hourly, and she apparently thinks my reactions are hilarious.
She knows when she's in trouble, though, and she knows the quickest way out is to hold out her arms, say "mom-eee," and give me hugs and kisses.