It's a special day for two reasons:
First of all, Elisa is 17 months old today! Only one month until she is a year and a half. I am amazed at all the things that she is learning. She really isn't a baby anymore. She understands so much and is starting to talk. She still doesn't say a whole lot... but her vocabulary is growing. The other day I decided that I wanted to make a list of all the words that she can say, and I was surprised at how many words she has... here they are (in no particular order):
Dadda (though lately she's been calling Greg "Momma" too... but she used to call both of us Dadda)
Uh-Oh (I think it is the cutest thing in the world when she says this)
Elmo (Melmo) ... (kind of weird that she knows how to say Elmo, as she has only watched Sesame Street once in her entire life... but she has an Elmo toy and an Elmo book. So I guess that explains it.)
Bird (she LOVES birds - she chases them all the time while wildly flapping her arms and shouting "bir")
She also can make the following animal sounds:
Dog - "hmm hmm"
Cow - "boooo"
Lion - a very quiet "roar"
Cat - "mow"
Pig - snorting noise
Duck - "mwack wack"
And she makes the signs for the words: more, all-done, milk, please, and eat. She's a quick learner when it comes to signs. But we haven't bothered teaching her more than these few words... I guess we figure she'll learn to say other things soon enough.
The second reason that today is a special day is that I am 20 weeks along. That means I'm officially halfway through this pregnancy! Maybe now I can quit throwing up! Either way, in my limited experience the second half of pregnancy is way better than the first. Only a few more months 'til we meet our little boy!