It's happening, slowly, but it's happening.
Emily's actually putting words together and letting us know what she means and wants.
We were visiting John, our family friend, last night and an exhausted Emily hopped onto the sofa next to Sue and said "bed". It was VERY obvious what she wanted and a real leap forward in her getting her point across to us.
She's been improving in various other ways lately as well - she says "sit" or "sit right down" when she's sitting in her chair, but last night was really the first "request" she's made where she's actually been able to express herself clearly verbally.
Hopefully more speech comes soon and we won't be able to shut her up. I realise I am going to regret what I wish for when it happens.