Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cara Figlia - Babbling Away

Cara figlia,

Lately, you have a lot to say. You will at me very intently and then talk very seriously. Unfortunately, you aren't saying any real words. But your babbling sure is adorable. Except when it's in the middle of trying to nurse you to sleep or in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping .

You are also saying a lot of real words. You are having a word explosion, and it's incredible to hear. Animal noises and names, mama and dada, shoes and socks, diapers and bath, balls and bubbles, apple and balala (banana). You are saying all that and more. Your pronunciations are not perfect, but pretty darn good... once Daddy and I figured out that your say Bs instead of Ms and Ls instead of Ns.

You are also signing a bunch of new words. Eat and nurse are two signs I had been waiting for and you are finally doing. I can see now that I will have to be looking up a lot more words and buying or borrowing more of the Baby Signing Times DVDs.

This ability to communicate seems to be helping your frustration and fussiness. It's not helping your sleep, which has gone out the window. But at least when you toddle over to the kitchen table and say coocah, I know you are hungry and would like a cracker to snack on. Also extremely helpful has been up and down. I'm actually starting to look forward to toddlerese, a language that has always made me nervous before!

Ti amo tutti,


Karen said...

How fun! I love the baby babble, and it just never ceases to amaze me to watch them learn.

My Buddy Mimi said...

I love baby words, and there is something special about being one of the few people that can understand what they are trying to say. Mimi used to always say "nookie" for cookie since she couldn't say c/k sounds at the beginning of a word. So maybe a little scandalous, but so cute and funny at the same time.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Baby babble rocks. I was just thinking earlier today that it kind of makes me sad that Alexis decided to jump straight to talking in sentences, because we missed out on a lot of babble. Not that I don't love having a kid who tells me like it is, because I do, just that the nonsense talk is SO darn cute!

ImpostorMom said...

we finally just sucked it up and invested in the whole Signing Time series one set. It was a huge investment but Boog gets so much from those DVDs not to mention that I get a half hour of peace here and there.

Shellie said...

I LOVE toddlerese. This is such a fun and exciting stage :)