I better note this down before I procrastinate further and forget about it.
Hana is really developing a lot with her speech now. She never fail to amaze us with new words and funny sentence structure.
As she grows and learns, she expands her vocabulary and along the way, some of the cute special Hana words were lost.
This is a tribute to the cute words we have lost.
Elephant - "Ah-ssi"
For the longest time, she kept calling elephants Ah-ssi and it was so funny cause she would see the flash card and said AH-SSI with so much confidence! We have no idea why its ah-ssi and we think she thinks she is saying elephant when she said it or she thinks she heard us saying elephant as ah-ssi? who knows! hahahaaha
Penguin - "Icky"
This is really cute too. We didn't know it was penguin until we saw her pointing at a card or a penguin in a book. She said 'icky' and from that day, we found out that she refers penguin as icky.
Pacifier - "Fuffy"
Awwww, I think J misses this the most! We never called the pacifier in a more baby-friendly way like how some says it as jot-jot, dodo, dummy etc. We have always called it pacifier and somehow Hana decided to give it a special name - Fuffy. It took me a while to get it cause the first time she said it, I thought she was saying 'flower' hahahaahaha #lousymum but eventually, thanks to the combined effort of my mum and me, we finally deciphered it when we saw her held on to the pacifier, looked at it and said "fuffy".
Lion - "Lai-ee"
She started saying lion (or lai-ee) from the baby Einstein video we played for her. It has a part about animals in the jungle and they introduced lion, tiger, elephant and monkey. She repeated after the video and said lai-ee! so cute omg. I think this is one of her first few words!
Sea turtle - "See-ta"
Pretty much the same back story as lion. Its also from baby Einstein video!
Butterfly - "Fah-fly"
This is almost the same story as elephant. its from a flash card. We also have a 4 pieces butterfly puzzle and she loved it when I pieced them together for her to pull them apart hahahaaha.
Avocado - "Ah-bu-ba"
It was awesome when she started to name food. We usually show her the food we are preparing and will tell her that she is gonna have it soon. J will be prepping the food and I will carry her close and let her watched J do it. We gave her avocado one day and said, 'Have some avocado, Hana.' to which she replied 'ah-bu-bah' hahahahaahaha
Strawberry - "Sor-sor-bee"
Strawberry has a few versions. it changes quite a lot but she stuck with sor-sor-bee for a long time hahahaha I love it a lot when she sees them in the supermarket and calls it out loud 'SOR-SOR-BEE'. gotta love her confidence <3
That's some of the words we've lost now. At 24 months old, she doesn't say any of the above special hana words she created anymore, which is a bit sad cause J and I love that we are the only ones who understood her Hana's language hahaahaa but I guess its inevitable!
It's so true when they say 'once the moment is gone, its lost forever.'
I understand now why people always want their kids not to grow up. Its cute moments like these! They happened and once they outgrow a certain phase, that's it.
As parents, we gain and loose moments so fast. Its such a joy to watch our fragile baby grow into a little person and we only have more to experience cause being a parent is a lifelong job!