Sometimes I can get a little excited about momentary happenings...like Sammy saying words, and then she doesn't say them again for a long time. I still classify all those "little" things as BIG things and usually it doesn't get me down. But I get extra super excited when I notice that whatever it is I saw is still there days after. Like, saying "more" and "water."
Today, before the bus came, I decided to be unhealthy and let her have some cake for a mid-morning snack. It was there, I thought, what the heck. It's good motivation. I gave her a bite. "mmmmm" I gave her another bite. "mmmmmmoo" I went to give her more, but she just smiled, as if she was thinking, "Come on Mom. We both know you're going to give me that cake no matter what I say." But I didn't. I didn't give her that bite until she said, "mmmmmmmoo" -- and she did.
Her mouth was getting pretty dry. I thought she may want water. I held the cup, and before I could ask her, she said, "wa-ya. waaaa wooo." I'm calling that water.
So, it's still there. The girl's got words.