Buddy is really into making sounds lately. He has discovered how to really gurgle his saliva. He also makes these weird throat-clearing noises that sound somewhat like a junky car trying to start. His favorite sound to make though is messy. While eating, he likes to try to blow bubbles with his food - which means baby food sprays everywhere. There is nothing quite like being covered in peas and rice! Many of his babbling noises make him sound very Pentecostal. :)
Still no words. I think the da-da thing last month was a fluke. He is comprehending our speech. Today I was feeding him chicken and said, "Eat your chicken." Well, Buddy's favorite toy is the crazy stuffed chicken, so when he heard chicken he immediately started looking for his beloved friend. So he knows the word chicken!