Alaska's speech has really taken off in month 16. She has mastered the 'sh' sound and has started repeating words back to us. She is learning multiple words a day, including:
- Flower (sounds like 'avwar'
- Hat (sounds like 'ass')
- Tram (ning ning)
- Cuddles (cugga)
- Cheeky (she thinks cheeks are called cheeky)
She knows almost all of her body parts and will wash them all when asked to. I always know what's on her mind the most by what she first talks about when she wakes up. This month it has mostly been body parts. She loves trains, trams. cars, planes etc. When she hears a plane, she will stop and say 'mmmmmmmm,' and has interpreted the motorbike's noise to be 'geeeeeeeee.' She sings 'bye baby' when she wants us to sing 'Rockabye baby.'
Her independence is blossoming and Alaska wants to do everything herself. She has started draping clothes around her neck, trying to put them on, and has put her arms into pant holes a few times. She tries to put her shoes on but hasn't figured it out yet. She loves putting hats on, as that is something she can easily do. While we cooking or cleaning she will stand on her stool on the bench or dining table and busy herself with miscellaneous objects.
She uses the cards in my wallet (which she calls 'money') as phones and will talk to her family and friends. She also likes to 'beep' my card on PayPass at the shops.
Her favourite food is butter and she would eat a whole block if I allowed it. She also loves pasta, peanut butter, mushrooms, smoothies, soup and waffles...but will not each much else.