Lo! Elsa speaks, and she is heard!
To date Elsa has said a few words here and there, but now she's starting to use them purposefully. And while she's said "neh" for when she wants to eat since practically the beginning, she's moving into the realm of common words. She now says "mama" (very clearly in times of need), and has said "hello", "hey", and "okay" in appropriate and opportune times. And when she's not saying those things, there is a veritable stream of experimentation, babble, and noises.
We also took some wicked footage of her laughing, and hopefully that will be up in the not too distant future.