Taten's Mom asked me in a comment on a recent post to make a list of Drew's receptive and expressive language. Here goes!
Spike it (when playing with his football)
Take a bite
Clean Up (een uh)
Eddie (our dogs name)
Beep (eee, eee - car horn)
Choo choo (ooo, ooo)
Tongue click (for a horse)
Thank you (ank oo)
Yeah! (complete with hand clapping)
Mickey (for the Mouse)
Cheese (eese, when his picture is being taken)
One of the really exciting things about his expressive language is that he is actually putting these words with his actions, not just repeating us when we say them. For instance, when he sees his toy airplane he will say, "ahhh." Or, if he wants a toy out of the toy box that he can't reach, he will say, "ell" for help. And in other exciting news, Drew is starting to use these words with his ears off! The other morning I went in to get him out of his crib and he had dropped his stuffed animal outside of his crib. As soon as I walked in his room, Drew said, "Uh oh," and looked down at his stuffed animal laying on the floor. Just amazing! When I handed it back to him he said, "ank oo."
Of all the words Drew can say, we hear "no" the most (all while shaking his head "no" too!). Sounds like a typical hearing toddler, if you ask me!