I read that a child who is SB's age (almost 20 months) should have between 10 and 50 words. So naturally, that made me wonder how many words SB actually has, because it seems like we've had a language explosion and she is talking a LOT:
I can't do it.
Where is _____
Why? (clearly, she has an older sister)
What happened (used in perfect context, like when the National Zoo panda cam disappeared while we were watching it)
Medicine (she's teething,and appears to appreciate pain relief!)
It's S! (With her full name, in response to being asked on the phone who is talking)
Okay, it's taking too long to list all of her words. I have been saying "what is this?" to get her to say things, and even I am surprised at how many things she knows. I would guess she has at least double what I've come up with on this list. And, it's funny how many of her words have to do with food. She's definitely learning he important stuff first!