Steven has always been a huge talker--he started talking words in context at 5 1/2 months, and by the time he was Michelle's age, he was speaking over 40 words. I've since learned that he is the exception.
Michelle has been slightly behind average on talking, but she's added several words to her vocabulary in the past week and has even started yelling "Daddy!" when she wants him. She now says cracker, Mommy (or maybe it's Momma--she doesn't say it much), Daddy, sock, Sadie (our dog), Katie (my sister is here visiting), yay (her first word), hi, bye, uh-oh, and hey you :) She generally doesn't say much, but she's babbling more. Of course, Steven rarely shuts up, so she's going to have to fight him for a turn to talk!