An update here on some of the things Seventy-Six has been saying:
- Neng-Neng – syllables discerned during fussing seem to refer to dissatisfaction about not getting fed quickly enough, or sense of outrage that the bottle is empty or the meal is finished
- Ang – I’m really hungry now, I’m not kidding
- Unh-Uh – used sometimes, maybe by accident, while fussing when voice-tone and body language likewise to mean, “No”
- MuhMuhMuh – Mommy?
- DehDehDeh – Daddy?
- Bwah – Bottle?
- Eeeachhh – Sheesh?
- Buh-Bah – heard while trying to teach 76 to wave, maybe “Bye-Bye” or “Baby”
Some of his body language is more expressive than the things he says:
- Leaning toward either of the parental units with arms extended means “Hug” or “Pick me up” – frequently both
- While playing blocks or cars, leaning into and turning toward Daddy means “Time to roughhouse – tickle, wrestle, silly sounds
- Staring at something and making short vowel sounds means “Gimme that” or “Take me to that”
- Grabbing a burp cloth or blanket and pulling it over his face means “I need to sleep now”