Here she was at 2 months:
Again 5 months:
And now at 10 months:
I feel like Karlie is learning something new or doing something new every day. She's trying to say words now. Although she sometimes doesn't say the first or last letter, she's definitely learning what certain things are and can now identify some things.
Her word list right now is:
~ book - She pronounces it "buh" but she always consistently says it whenever we hand her one of her board books or as she is crawling to get them.
~ dog - She pronounces this as "gog" but whenever one of our dogs come to her, she says it over and over again and pats their head or pulls on their ears (this mainly happens with Tex, our hound dog)
~ bye-bye - This one is a family favorite. I can think of fewer things better than seeing her wave and shriek bye-bye. Every now and then her timing is off. Several times we've walked JP out to the car when he leaves for school and she won't start waving and saying "bye-bye" until the car has turned the corner. Other times she just randomly waves and says bye-bye, usually in the buggy at the grocery store.
~ more - She's been a little more random with this one but she's said it several times while I'm making her lunch or dinner. Always when food is close by! We've been signing "more" with her for a while now so we think she's really catching on.
She's also doing this hilarious laugh/chuckle, especially when she's excited about something (usually food) that is guaranteed to make everyone in the room laugh. I wish I could type something that would resemble the sound but I have no clue how. So I guess I'll just have to try to get it on video.