I have been waiting for that first word to come out of Marissa's mouth, so that I have some glimmer of hope that she will be communicating with full sentences by the time baby #2 is born (I know this won't actually be happening, just a funny dream). She actually said her first official word about 3 weeks ago while we were getting ready to go to a birthday party. Dan was in our room getting ready and Marissa was in her room playing. She yelled what sounded like "dad" and so Dan yelled back "Marissa". This went on for at least 5 minutes and we just thought it was the cutest thing ever. Now every time she wants her dad, she literally yells as loud as she can for him, even if he is right next to her. Each evening when she hears a diesel pick up driving by the house, she walks over to the door and yells "DAD". It is pretty cute.
Marissa has also said her second word, which was right after dad...it was "dog". Wow, she looks like her dad, has a quirky attitude like her dad, loves dancing like her silly dad, and even loves dogs like her dad...does this little girl have anything of me in her...we'll have to wait and see.
Other words that she has attempted, but not said on a regular basis: hi, bible (ible), all done (da, done), eye, and puzzle (zuzzle). This is too fun.