Amaia’s vocabulary has exploded in the last four months or so. Unfortunately, we still don’t know what she’s saying half the time. What we definitely know is that her current favorite words are “NO!” and “PINK!” We also know that much of her vocabulary revolves around the movie “Peter Pan” and the Disney show, “Jake and the Neverland Pirates”. Everything else that we have figured out, I have compiled here in the Official Amaia Lexicon:
Daiswai = Dinosaur
Go Gagos = Go Gators!
Boo = Pacifier
Peekas Way = Pixie dust away (from “Jake and the Neverland Pirates”)
Puh Pant = Peter Pan
Huh Hook = Captain Hook
Ki Kok Kok = Tic-Toc Croc
Jake Puh Piyets = Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Dis wun = That one
Day wun = This one
Kanks = Thanks (Unless it’s actually ‘skanks’, in which case we have a problem.)
NO! = NO!
NO! = YES!
YES! = NO!
PINK! = PINK!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! = General displeasure with the state of affairs
Sea bass = ????
I think Amaia’s biggest problem — and soon to become our biggest problem — is that she’s still hooked on the pacifier and it has deformed her teeth and palate, thus hindering normal speech development. To be sure, the pediatric GI predicted as much back when we were concerned about her weight gain.
Certainly, Amaia’s tendency toward violent outbursts and excessive screaming has got to so with her inability to express herself or even be understood when she does talk.
So now I’m wondering about speech therapy. It would be preferable to get her started now, while the services are covered by state funds until she’s three years old.
Any experiences to share?