Benjamin is so ready to talk (in his head, at least!). Of course, he still has a long way to go. But he has started babbling all day long and gets quite conversational about it if you babble back to him. He even uses “ah-da” for all done (and other things) and “ha-ba” for hello (and other things). He also says “Mama” and “Dada” a lot (of course), but by far the most frequent is “Nana” (or more like “NANANANANA!!!!”) I’m pretty sure that he understands it to mean 3 things: 1) Nana, 2) a banana, and 3) and this is by far the most frequent meaning–I want something NOW!
He has also fallen in love with playing ball with Toby and has become quite adept at throwing the ball for him. These are a few minutes long, but check them out if you have some time:
Benjamin and Toby play ball:
Playing ball again and an almost-wipeout at the end: (Don’t worry, Mommy saves the day!)