She is almost 11 months now and I am loving discovering the many facets of her personality.
As of late, she has been:
She has been quite the talker since she was a newborn with all her cute coos.In the last couple of weeks, she is having a language explosion of sorts; relative to her previously limited vocabulary at least.
She graduated to cannonic syllables pretty early on. Her favorites so far have been Gak and Bop!
My favorite sound was always her adorable gurgles. She still does them on occasion when she is being goofy.
Around 8 months of age, she mastered dada followed by mama. She was using them in the proper context from the get go.
At 9 months she figured out up and baba. Up she says a lot because she likes to be picked up all the time - she is a needy little momma's girl. Baba means bottle or boob. Let me tell ya, girlfriend can eat!
I believe it was month 10 that brought hat, which actually means cat. No surprise there since she LOVES the cats.
Now we have:
- buh - translation: brother
- ah dun - translation: all done
- ball - she gets that one right
- uh oh - she only says the uh part half the time
- bye bye - used in conjunction with a very hearty wave
- She may be saying dog correctly, but I haven't heard her say it more than twice so it may be a fluke.
Here are 2 more fitting labels for my girl:
Here is an example of the trouble/naughtiness taken out on a different family member:
Here, both kids were sitting around playing with Mega Blocks:
She squealed loudly at him and swatted at him when he tried to take some back.
Lately it has actually been working too. Little Dude has gotten really good about sharing with his sister, and she plays with him almost as much as she tries to take or destroy his stuff. It is really sweet when I catch them playing and laughing together. They like to play a game together that is somewhere between peekaboo and hide-n-seek. I can always tell when they do because Baby Boo lets out the biggest belly laughs:
. . . and nothing less!
If I had to choose a Mr. Men character for him it would be:
. . . because my little dude loves to make people laugh, and enjoy the fun side of life: