For the last few days, Claire's new thing has been babbling! I know it seems strange to get excited about a 2 1/2 year old that babbles, but this kid has given us the silent treatment for almost four weeks! During the first week she would point to herself in the mirror and ever so quietly say, "Tong". But, as we began to call her Claire more, she stopped. Oh yes, she would cry and she would laugh but that was pretty much it.
Then several days ago, she began to babble while she played. She started out softly and if she caught you watching her, she would shyly turn her head and promptly clam-up again. Now she can be very LOUD and but most of it takes place at home where she feels comfortable. She carries on sometimes like she thinks she is having a conversation with you!
Claire can say one English word consistently....DIAPER! Why she says that word, I do not know. But that is, other than Mama, her first word! Mama doesn't really count because the Chinese word for Mama....is Mama! So, diaper is on record as her first English word! I thought you might enjoy some video. I tried to catch her talking but only got a little.