Michael started saying no today (probably because we keep telling him no). It's cute, so far.
And it was good timing because I checked out Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! from the library and it's pretty much the perfect book for a kid that says no a lot.
His vocabulary is really starting to take off. He'll say several new words a day and repeat many words we say. He can say almost every word in Baby's First Farm, and a couple that he can't say he can (loosely) sign (like he signs 'water' for 'watering can', good enough for me).
However, many of his words are very hard to understand. And he'll change how he pronounces things. He's been able to say 'hat' for a long time but for some reason today he's saying it more like 'how'.
He's also saying 'mama' and 'dada' and pointing to us when he says them all the time. Oh, it just melts my heart. Nothing is sweeter than hearing your child's voice say mama.
In other news... I went to my therapy session on Monday and my therapist asked me how I've been over the last week. I told her I've been so busy with projects that I haven't had time to think about anything else... no anxiety, no depression. And I've got a giant stack of projects in front of me so I'm still completely consumed with activities. I'm still undecided if not having to deal with emotions because I'm busy is healthy or just tabling the problem. That concern aside, I do think having projects that I enjoy is definitely positive, so I'm not going to think about it too much.