That's right folks, I do believe I'm prepared to say that Silas has uttered his first words. If I could figure out how, I would upload a video, because I caught it on camera. But alas, 'firewire' means nothing to me, and so the footage shall remain on my video camera.
Silas will be 18 months in two weeks, and while his various intonations of 'uhhh' manage to communicate much more than you would suspect, he has flatly refused to say any real words. Until today... today I dropped something and said, uh oh" and Silas clearly repeated, "Uh oh!" There it was, as clear as if he'd been saying it for weeks, "Uh oh!" He also chases me around shouting "mamamamama" and squeals in excitement when he sees Jared with "daaaaadaaaaa" but he refuses to do it on cue, like the trained little entertainer I want him to be, so I'm not counting those.
Despite his lack of vocabulary, let me promise you that Silas is quite honestly the most darling baby I know. He is sweet as can be, always coming up just to hug me tight around the neck. Although I don't get them, he makes jokes all the time, laughing at himself right out loud. He is a total daredevil, leaping off couches, jumping into swim pools, swinging from the chandelier (honestly!) I love him to bits and pieces, and am totally looking forward to seeing what he has to say.