LO finally started saying clear, succinct words! This morning, I was feeding him bananas and he would say “nana.” I was hopeful, but there was also the chance that he was imitating, and not really saying the word on his own. But afterward, I showed him pictures of bananas and asked him, “What’s that?” to which he would reply “nana!”
Another time, he said, “dada” and pointed to his dad and said “mama” and pointed to me. The fact that he’s saying those words on his own initiative is key.
So this evening, my husband and I popped some bubbly and toasted some champagne to celebrate his progress!