When I was editing the videos for last week’s film, I was struck by how much Nora’s speech and communication has changed from last year. Now she talks in full sentences, knows more words than I can count, and is understood by pretty much everyone; then she was using just single words (which were mostly understood only by us) and relying on a lot of sign/body language to communicate. At 18 months, her favorite word was “that,” although “purple” might have been a close second.
It’s funny how hazy memories can get in such a short amount of time; watching the videos reminded me of the excitement of hearing her learn to speak. I wanted to better preserve that, so this film is a collection of a couple videos that showcase what it was like to communicate with Nora at 18 months.