My favorite PT, the Angel of PT as we call him, taught Hannah to say "I do!" We can say "who loves butter?!?" "I do!" she says. Who loves Mama? Who loves doggie? " I do, I do!"
Tonight, during our nighttime cuddles while I put her to sleep, when she gets all generally squirmy and excited at first because she has her Mama's undivided attention and then snuggles happily into the breasts of comfort and joy, I said "I love you" and she repeated it. She really did it. It sounds like "I yuvyou" and it made my heart melt.
I love you too, honey.