DD has never really been a talker. Overall she's a pretty quiet kid. We do sign with her and she is great at communicating that way. She currently uses about 12 signs. In terms of speaking she only really says, Mama & Dada. She sometimes will make a "KA" sound for Cat or Book. Anyway, this week she has starting babbling up a storm. She's doing the thing where she speaks with inflection and it sounds like a foreign language. How long was it for you from this point until you started to hear some real words. I know she must be close! TIA!