flies (any bug, always plural)
mama or mommie
GABBOO GABBOO!! (asking to watch her favorite show, Yo Gabba Gabba)
oh kay oh kay (said under her breath whenever she is nervous or concentrating)
ohhhhh nooooo!!!! (very dramatic)
dada's cup (beer bottle)
chubbies, or chow-bies (berries- took us a while to figure this one out)
Buba (our dog hector)
Other animals: cat, dog (and they say "foof!"), hoss (horse), baaaa (sheep), tur-tul (turtle), gucks (and they say "kak!")
brush (as a verb!)
pints and shit (pants and shirt)
nice... (used for her favorite clothes, lotion being rubbed in, and stickers on her arm.)
bee-bee (baby, particularly important at this juncture)
P.U. (always said with a sniff in the direction of the offense, usually used to point out when someone farts.)
boobs (which she likes to point out on others)
one, two, three
Hay-hay (this is what she calls herself)
She has recently been stringing some of these words together into short sentences and its so funny; "Is it hut? Noooo.....it's not hut" "Where mama go?" "The moona is up!" "Moie chowbees peeze." "Oh, Buba butt...P.U."
It's fun to focus our energies on all this good stuff. Tonight, actually right at this moment, is the one year anniversary of Hazel being rushed into emergency surgery to have the battery removed from her esophagus. We are, needless to say, still quite traumatized by the whole experience, and still extremely angry at Beverly Hospital. I expect that will only fade with time. Meanwhile, we are very focused on everything we have to be thankful for right now. Our daughter was not expected to live, and our family was almost destroyed one year ago this week, but she did and it wasn't and I'll never be able to forget how blessed we are.
Now if only I could take an Ativan with a wine chaser to fall asleep tonight.....