While Patrick has been making sounds for a while, we can now say that he is learning words. His learning process is a little different than what we remember of Alex – he latches onto a word or phrase and repeats it over and over again.
A few weeks ago, the word was “no.” Earlier this week, the word was “mine.” Today, the word is “Leo” even though he means “Cleo” our cat. He starts shouting it whenever she or our other cat, Mo, walk into the room. When it is Mo that he is actually shouting at, I can correct him, then he will start shouting “Mo.”