The only purpose of this post is for me to document Monkey's recent verbal explosion by making a list of all the words/phrases he currently is speaking on his own (not just repeating like a parrot, but really using, at least a few times). I would be a good mom and put it in his baby book, but it's so much harder to find both time, pen, and book...
So, here it is, Monkey's 18 month vocabulary, in categories for ease of memory (I'll probably edit to add others I remember):
Dada: used to be all "Dada" all the time, now he also says
Mom/Mama: although it's just as likely he's talking about David when he says it. I seem to be "mama," whereas David is both "DaDA!" and "Mom." Go figure.
He says Jabber's name, and also "browwer"
Papa: for the grandpas
GRRRRR! : equals lions and tigers and bears, or other creatures that look similar to these
cutest little kissing sound: what the fish says
mee mo! : meow
woof! : what the dog says, naturally
tit tit: ha! what the bird says
Moooo! : yeah, you know.
Nt: ant, a source of great wonder and amusement
Uck! : Duck, and also Truck
hat! hat! hat! (anything on your head)
Aw Don: All done, or all gone
Crack: Cracker, chips, etc.
Op it: open it
Knock-knock, while pounding on the doors
Ouch! Ow!: both require kisses
Rock: anything found on the ground
Baby: a really recent one, since he doesn't much use the long /e/ sound
aeTTTT! Nurse me!
Good!: How he responds to the question, "How are you doing, baby?"
Yes! : I am blessed that he doesn't yet say "no"
Nigh-Nigh: this one makes him cry as he says it
UCK! UCK!: Did you see that cool ass truck that just went by???
uck: anything with wheels (or a duck, depending on context clues)
mama nopbook: Mama's notebook
Welcome!: what he says to you when he gives you something
ticko ticko ticko: tickling sound
Hi, Hey, Hello
Sit down now!