Friday, June 01, 2007

Da Ga G'hee Ya Dee...

Our "baby" is 8 months old today, and finally - Lucy is using consonants (mostly D's and G's... c'mon give me an "M")! For the longest time she would "talk" using plenty of inflection and different patterns, but all vowel sounds (and yes, sometimes Y!). We were trying so hard to get her to form other letters - if you can picture us in her face, her in the high-chair, while we slowly and loudly say "Dog-gie" "Da-Da" "Ma-Ma"! She would just smile and squeal and put her hands in our mouths, trying to check out those square white hard things in there.... (where can I get some of those?, she's thinking). The past couple of days, however, she has started to figure out how her mouth can be used as more than just a way in for food, and she's quite a chatterbox! It's so cute to finally hear her little voice more...

Last night we let her destroy a small coupon magazine that came in the mail, and she was having way too much fun. How do we teach her the difference between paper that's okay to rip and crinkle, and precious books that we want (we're ignorant fools, I know) to keep in mint condition? Anyway, I had never heard her babble so much. We kept looking at each other, like, "are you hearing this?!"

Then she pulled herself up to standing by the couch. Crap! Ron, are you ready to catch her? You got her, right? I don't want her to smack her head on the floor!

It's just a matter of time before she ventures away from the furniture, chasing after the "Da-gee"...

2 comments:

kelly said...

that's great! sounds like she is really going to be talkative. :)

kelly said...

4 days without a post?! is your computer broken?