Remy emits a chorus of sounds that seem very much like he’s trying to have a conversation, often accompanied by one of his chubby, little fingers pointing at something. I particularly enjoy all the inflections that can be applied to aaah’s, oooh’s and other random sounds. Yes, Remy, I agree. Aaah-ooooh.
Every once in a while, though, the sounds coelesce into something that sound surprisingly like a word in the English language in a context where such a word would be appropriate. There’s been the “ow” when he bonked his head, “hi” while getting someone’s attention, “milk” while doing rapid milk sign language, and “out” when doing the all done sign when he wanted out of his high chair.
Since none of these one-off babblings have been repeated, I hesitate to call them words instead of flukes, but I’m hopeful. It’s clear that our little guy has a lot to communicate with us and I look forward to hearing more about what those things are.