I admit that I amuse myself sometimes by trying to figure out what animal my baby sounds most like (my mind wanders when nursing!). I thought my first baby girl sounded like the heir of Slytherin, but baby #2 has a bit of a different sound. When she was a newborn she squeaked, hence her … Continue reading Is My Baby is a Pterodactyl?
At 4 months old, I think a baby most resembles a foreign traveler... They babble to you in a foreign language you just can't understand. They're constantly ordering drinks from you. They're always peeing and pooping in places they think is the bathroom (but of course isn't). They come into your life but try to live … Continue reading Babies Are Really Like Foreign Travelers!
As my adorable baby girl, just 7m old (or rather, 7m old already!!), is starting to say her first words, it reminds me of what her darling - and now very talkative - older sister said first. She started sounding out "mama" and "dada" early on, of course, but her first very clear word was … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: First Words
My dear three-year-old still sounds, blessedly, like a baby. Despite speaking full, very articulate and generally well-pronounced sentences, her voice has that baby-ish lilt that makes her sound squishily cute even when she's saying things like, "I don't want to help set the table, momeeee!" But watching a video of her saying some of her … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Baby’s First Voice
I get it: learning to speak is difficult, and apparently learning English is quite hard. Nouns, verbs, subjects, predicates, adjectives ... a toddler must essentially navigate a Language Arts class without knowing any of the rules and just imitating her parents to the best of her ability. ... Which is curious, because neither my husband … Continue reading My child, Yoda she is! #toddlertalk #babyyoda
I've decided that babies should really learn German as their first language - you know, that language that mixes up the verb and noun order (from English's norm) and puts multiple nouns and adjectives together to form really big words ... because a great example of what comes out of my toddler's mouth is, "Anna … Continue reading Das ist eine word, ja mama? #toddlertalk #babysfirstphrases
My daughter keeps saying "ichie ee" the last few days. Either she's trying to speak Japanese or she's trying to tell us she has itchy knees.... I don't really understand either choice!
Baby has learned to say no and shake her head ... simultaneous end of my world and her babyhood. Temper tantrums and the terrible twos are just a shake away, aren't they?....
Forget "hi" and "bye," "please" and "thank you"; I want one of my daughter's first words to be "poop!" That way she can say it when she fills her diaper when we lay her down for naptime instead of babbling like she does no matter what's in her diaper.