Running and Talking and Loud

Poppy has stopped walking and is pretty much either running to places, or stumble-running.  I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, but it is certainly what it seems like.

Likewise, she’s still babbling incoherently – but she’s doing so loudly.  Also – her speech patterns are much closer to English.  We don’t know what she’s saying, but she sure does and, by god, she means it.  Her actual vocabulary has increased to maybe a dozen words and phrases:

mommy, daddy, papa, poppy, dog, milk, what’s that, what’s this, i got it, i want it, i want that… etc…

I read recently that by age two, about half of what a toddler says should be understandable by a stranger.  We are still a ways off, but making progress.

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